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East Grinstead Foodbank AGM

The volunteer celebration and AGM of the Foodbank was held last week with over 40 attendees. The refreshments were excellent thanks to Jayne & Lucy. Ian Wilkins of Crawley Open House then spoke about the work that is done by Open House in supporting the homeless of Crawley & West Sussex and gave some examples […]

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Big thanks to 100th East Grinstead Park Run

Huge thanks to East Grinstead Park Run on the occasion of the 100th run since it was started for the incredibly generous donations made on the East Grinstead 100th Park Run at East Court this Saturday – we are so grateful. Our team had a great morning with you, especially as they didn’t have to […]

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Recently in the local news…

We have had some very welcome news pieces in local publications which go some way to explaining how we work and what we do. Link to Forest Row Local Online Forest Row Local – August edition – page 20: Lingfield Community News – Autumn 2019 edition – page 57 Lingfield Community News Online link

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Summer Bags are go!

Another fantastic morning’s work in planning, scheduling, purchasing, preparing & managing the Summer Bag packing – and deliveries – earlier today! 141 bags – totalling – 1283 Kilos – which is a major effort and a 66% increase on last summer’s nominations! Along with Foodbank volunteers, it was great to have local firms – Reed […]

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Summer bags collection

Major thanks to all customers and staff at Sainsbury’s recently for their generous donations in support of our summer bags appeal. A fantastic 603 kilos was collected. Your continued support is most welcome and will enable us to help those locally in need, especially families, with a large food bag for the summer holiday period. […]

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Our Foodbank – Ways you can help

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A recent visitor to the East Grinstead Foodbank wrote…

“I’d like to thank you for taking the time to show me around East Grinstead food bank yesterday. I was immediately struck by how approachable you and your volunteers are which must go a long way to make people visiting feel as comfortable as possible. It was also really helpful to see the overall process […]

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An Invitation to the Mayor’s Charity Music Quiz

Hello, good day EG Foodbank volunteers and donors. I hope all is well and you enjoyed the nice weather this weekend? Please find below/ attached the flyer/invite of the upcoming Mayor’s Charity Music Quiz on Tue 9th July – Bar opens at 7pm. Tickets are £12.50 per person and there will be teams of 8 people – […]

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MAY FAIR Competition

Many thanks to all our volunteers and to all those who visited our stall at the May Fair.  For those who took part in the competition; the answer was 3,993 tins. the nearest guess was only 7 tins out! Well done to Nicholas! The heaviest player was Billy Vunipola at 128 kilos (or 321 tins […]

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Trussell Trust – national foodbank news

At the end of April 2019, The Trussell Trust – the umbrella organisation for over 420 UK foodbanks – reported figures for the year to 31st March 2019: A 19% increase in emergency food parcels given out to 1.6 million the main reasons for people needing emergency food are: 33% income not covering essential costs […]

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