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Foodbank Christmas Appeal 2018

Sorry people, but it’s November 1st and we are going to mention the C word… …Christmas!  Today, we are launching our Christmas appeal This year we are asking you to ensure that all items have sell-by dates post-Christmas. We are legally obliged to distribute only those items in date. See below for info. Items past their sell-by-date […]

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Foodbank – Annual General Meeting 

The Trustees of the East Grinstead Foodbank were delighted with the turnout at the recent AGM, with over 40 volunteers able to join a ‘tea and cake’ celebration prior to the annual general meeting itself under the chairmanship of Andrew Smith. The growing demand for foodbank services can only be satisfied thanks to the many […]

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Harvest Festival 2018

Our Harvest Festival poster of items suggested as donations – we kindly ask due to storage limitations in our little warehouse that only these items be donated. Plus James our warehouse manager says we’re also short of Shower Gel! Tinned Fruit Tinned Ham Pasta Sauce Coffee – small jars Rice Pudding Jam Hot dogs Dried […]

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Kids Summer bags 2

Dear ace donators and foodbank packers! Many thanks indeed to our volunteer packing team for all the hard work done at the Jubilee Centre in respect of the Summer bags scheme, done in record time: 85 double bags prepared Over 770 kilos – collected, sorted, prepared, packed & distributed 14 local schools involved We have […]

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Thank you @candmclub !

A big thank you to the Caravan & Motor Home Club @candmclub for their donations towards our summer bags scheme! Tony Cox our manager is pictured with members of the team at the Caravan & Motor Home Club at their office in East Grinstead.

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GDPR – Foodbank Privacy and Cookies Policy

At East Grinstead Foodbank we are committed to protecting your information.  We have recently updated our Privacy and Cookies Policy to clarify how we protect your personal information in keeping with the EU’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our updated policy provides more details on: the information that we collect; how we use this […]

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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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