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The EGMUMS Elves Visited us

It was great to meet the Elves of East Grinstead Mums Facebook Group yesterday! Their response was amazing – 260 kilos weighed in to our warehouse and our temporary Martells space. We’ve never seen so many Celebration boxes, Pringles & Christmas puddings as those you brought in 3 cars! Please pass on our most grateful […]

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Waitrose Collection Day

Our thanks to Waitrose & Partners, East Grinstead for their advance arrangements for last Saturday’s collection. We were pleased to be inside again! We are delighted to report that we had an excellent start to our Christmas Bag appeal at the store wth 450 kilos collected. We would also like to thank the many customers […]

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Foodbank Quiz

Thank you to all who were able to support our recent quiz & raffle at the Jubilee Centre. I’m delighted to report that £560 was raised to support our work. There was shock at the size of the Tranmere Rovers final crowd at Wembley (75,000!), but we all learnt a lot and more importantly had […]

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Christmas Appeal 2019

Today we officially launch our Christmas Appeal 2019 – demand has grown hugely. We’re collecting for our Christmas Holiday Bags as usual, please, PLEASE NOTE! Everything has to have a sell by date beyond Christmas and our deadline is 9th December. Thank you!

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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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