News

August Bank Holiday 2020 closure

We are closed for the Bank Holiday on Monday 31st August 2020 We will be open on as usual on Friday 28th August 2020  1pm – 3pm and Wednesday 2nd September 10.00 – 12.00. If your need is urgent call us on the crisis line 0785 686 4251 and we will try to help.

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Thank you to…

The people of East Grinstead, you have been magnificent! Thanks also go to the following supermarkets Sainsburys – East Grinstead  – We have always had great support from this store Waitrose & Partners – East Grinstead – Again, We have always had great support from this store Morrisons – Oxted – for their weekly donations […]

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COVID-19 new system

Our hard-working team of volunteers working from home and on the front line ask for your patience while we are setting up and testing this new system. More information is here We are also working towards an e-voucher system which we hope to introduce in the near future in partnership with our usual referral agencies. […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) statement for both Volunteers and Clients

Please note: this item will be updated regularly to reflect the changing situation In response to the current, and changing, COVID-19 situation in the UK, the Steering Team of the Foodbank wanted to update you on our emerging plans both for support of Clients as well as keeping our Volunteers safe. We continue to follow […]

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Easter Bag appeal

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2019 Summary report issued

The full year of 2019 saw an increase of 24% in people helped at the East Grinstead Foodbank. On average we helped 92 adults and 72 children per month. We were only able to do this thanks to great local donations and an outstanding team of volunteers. If you would like to know some more […]

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It is with deep sadness…

…that the East Grinstead Foodbank report to a wider audience the recent death of Mr Patrick Kiley. Pat was a founder member of the foodbank, helped draft our charity constitution and was its first Chair of Trustees. After stepping down from this role he continued to be a loyal supporter of the foodbank, active until […]

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With our thanks…

…and best wishes for Christmas & the New Year to those of you who donated to the foodbank and our amazing volunteers guided by the Steering Team and Trustees. We couldn’t operate without your kindness, compassion & support. Thanks are due not just for the busiest period of Autumn and the build-up to Christmas, but […]

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Christmas 2019/20

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Some amazing people did an amazing thing today.

 Volunteers from local businesses and Foodbank volunteers sorted and packed 186 Christmas food parcels (just over 2,500kg of food in total) for local families in need. Thank you all. Also, thanks go to James our warehouse manager and @Martellsuk (for the loan of storage space) without whom this would not have been possible. But, very […]

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