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Kids Summer bags

Help, please! We are packing our Kids Summer bags soon but we are short of Pringles and Ice pops. donations kindly requested urgently! Pass it on!

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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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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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