If you are unwell or at high risk and need food, below is a list of trusted organisations in Brighton and Hove offering shopping services. They can purchase your items from a shop and offer contact-free, door-step deliveries.
ACORN The Union
Complete online referral form
Tel: 07947 524226
Service offered: Support with food/shopping, help with prescription collection or post, a check-in call or anything else that they may need. A volunteer will then contact them and arrange to provide the necessary support.
Tel: 01903 731 800
Service offered: For people over 50 and their carers
Availability: Mon-Fri, 9.00am-5.00pm
Tel: 07940 256718 (Imam Uthman)
Service offered: Help with shopping for anyone in need
Brighton Unemployed Centre Families Project
Contact: Complete online referral form
Service offered: For families (or individuals) on low or nil income that cannot get out of their house
Availability: Tuesday – Friday
Tel: 01273 205205
Service offered: Anybody unwell with Covid-19 or at high risk
Community Transport Food Delivery Service
Tel: Ellis 07548 226452 or Daniel 07739 953600
Service offered: For anyone who is self-isolating and cannot easily access food and provisions (not just elderly or disabled people). They work with a local independent grocer to provide fresh food and other essentials.
Availability: They have split the city into five zones and each zone has two deliveries per week. Order online or call the numbers above.
Contact: Complete online form
Tel: 01273 775888
Service offered: To those already part of the befriending service and new referrals
The Old Boat Community Centre
Contact: Claire Burchell
Tel: 07809 829734
Service Offered: Weekdays 10.30am – 1.00pm
Withdean & Westdene
Withdean & Westdene Local Action Team
Contact: Michael Whitty
Tel: 07710 521214
Service Offered: Anytime
The Friends of Westdene Green
Service offered: Anytime
Alternatively there are various ‘Mutual Aid’ groups setting up on Facebook or in neighbourhoods but these work best if they are very local and connect people who already know and recognise each other.