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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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EASTER 2019

Although Easter is a time of joy for many, we recognise that it can be a time of hardship for others. If you are in difficulties over the Easter period, particularly Good Friday (19th April)  or Easter Monday (22nd April) when the Jubilee Centre in Charlwoods Road is closed – please call the Foodbank mobile […]

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Easter Appeal 2019

We are launching our 2019 Easter Appeal – how EGGciting! Our Easter holiday bags are distributed to families with children who would normally get free school meals. During the holidays our bags help those families with those missed lunches and goodies. Our list of items needed: Please Note: Sorry No Boxed Easter eggs – we don’t have […]

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Christmas Appeal update 2018

Every year we put together a Christmas bag for families in need- in addition to our normal emergency food parcels and our 2018 Christmas Appeal is counting down to 9th December for packing on 12th December but we are desperately short of these tubs of sweets. We need around 90 more tubs to make up […]

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Concerns for this winter

as East Grinstead foodbank reveals emergency food supplies that went to local people in six months. East Grinstead Foodbank provided 699 three day emergency food supplies to local people between 1st April and 30th September this year. Of this number, 312 went to children. The foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which has […]

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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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