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East Grinstead May Fair – Monday 7 May

Our thanks to Eileen Murphy Lyons for this great photo of part of the team of volunteers who manned the stand for the East Grinstead Foodbank throughout the day yesterday. Our ‘Guess – what’s – in – the- tin’ competition was won by Lucas Welton, 10 yrs. (we have permission from his mum to publish […]

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The recent Trussel Trust Report…

The Trussell Trust (TT) figures – published last week – report an increase of 13% to 1.33 million in the number of emergency food parcels issued to clients across the 428 TT foodbanks. Not unexpectedly, low income, debt, benefit delays and benefit changes account for 79% of all referral reasons. People have asked asked about […]

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A huge thank you – Easter Lunchbags appeal

Despite some very real fears that we would not have enough of the items we would need, you amazed us once again with your generosity and we made it! With our social media campaign helping to highlight our pleas for items, which magically arrived! Proof that social media can be a force for good! We certainly had enough […]

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Foodbank Opening and Easter

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Easter Lunchbags Scheme Appeal

We have all heard in the news that children are going hungry in the school holidays and the use of Foodbanks is increasing. As this continues to be a worrying problem, we are again running our Lunchbags scheme in advance of the Easter holiday.   EG foodbank Easter Lunchbags Appeal 2018 Lunchbags contain basics such as pasta & sauce, soup, […]

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Effectiveness Statement 2017

Foodbanks are more often mentioned in the media these days, typically associated with comments about growth in usage. In areas as diverse as Wandsworth, Islington, Coventry and Newcastle, usage is growing and this effect can be seen, not just in large urban communities, but also in more rural districts such as ours. We support the […]

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Charity Quiz Night 2017

Many thanks to all who supported the first ever East Grinstead foodbank charity quiz night on Saturday, 9th December 2017 at the Jubilee Centre. We had 13 teams, 82 people attending and it is great to report that we raised £573! Congratulations to the winning team, clearly underselling themselves, called ‘And in last Place’! Many […]

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Christmas appeal bagging day highlights

We had over 25 volunteers – including 7 from Reed Business Information in EG, We picked and packed 170 double bags packed totalling some 1.6 metric tonnes – now distributed to local referral agencies such as primary schools. Completed in a record time. All expertly managed, led and co-ordinated by James our volunteer warehouse manager A […]

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EG Foodbank at the Town Family Fun Day on Sunday, 3rd December 2017

    Many thanks to all who visited the foodbank gazebo outside Thomas Cook’s last Sunday at the town’s family fun day event… Thank you also for the donations received, though our prime purpose was to raise awareness that we exist to help those locally in need in East Grinstead & surrounding villages. Despite the […]

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Christmas Foodbank Items

Thanks to continued fantastic generosity in donations of Christmas items, food and household items, our warehouse is now ‘creaking’ with so much generosity! Thank you!   Until the New Year, please could any further donations – if not already discussed with the foodbank manager – be limited to the following:   Long Life (Green) milk […]

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