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Get a referral
Local Discretionary Social Fund
The Local Discretionary Social Fund (LDSF) are offering additional support for those in need due to COVID and can help with getting food vouchers, other food access, fuel and financial assistance. They can also get you a foodbank referral. Call 01273 293 117.
Money Advice Plus
A charity offering free debt and benefits advice, money support services and help with getting a foodbank referral. Call the Moneyworks advice line on 0800 988 7037 or contact them via their website.
Food Banks and Community Food Hubs
Some of the city’s food banks require a referral from an organisation they trust (see above) and some you can contact directly. Please note, as well as food banks, there are various low-cost and free meal services offering delivery & takeaway options.
*If foodbanks are offering a delivery service, this is denoted in bold. Note that many delivery services are being phased down as restrictions loosen, so the foodbank may not be able to offer this service unless you are shielding due to being clinically vulnerable to coronavirus or can’t otherwise collect.
Brighton Table Tennis Club COLLECTION. The Fitzherbert Centre, 36 Upper Bedford Street, BN2 1JP.
Contact: email@example.com or 01273 670145
Bevendean Food Bank – DELIVERY* weekly on Wednesdays. For residents of Lower and High Bevendean, Moulsecoomb, Bates Estate, Saunders Park, Meadow View and Lewes Road corridor. Contact 07449 464695 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St George’s Community Market, Moulsecoomb – COLLECTION on Wednesdays 9:30-12:00pm. St. George’s Hall, 140 Newick Rd, BN1 9JG. Call LDSF on 01273 293 117 for referral. Contact 07449 464695 or email@example.com
Whitehawk Food Bank – COLLECTION on Wednesdays from 10am – 2pm. Limited deliveries available for those shielding or with health conditions. Valley Social Centre, Whitehawk Way, BN2 5HE. You need to arrange your collection slot in advance. Referral only. Contact: 07941 397648 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Vale Community Centre Food Bank at the Edge – DELIVERY*. Can provide help with shopping if you can’t leave home. The Edge Community Centre, BN2 9AD. Covers Monument View, Craven Vale and Bakers Bottom and the Pankhurst Estate. Contact: email@example.com.
Woodingdean Community Food Hub – DELIVERY*. Holy Cross Church, Woodingdean. Emergency food parcels for people in the Woodingdean area. Call LDSF on 01273 293 117 for referral. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saltdean, Rottingdean and Ovingdean Food Hub – DELIVERY* across east and west Saldean, Rottingdean and Ovingdean.
Contact: 07946 342 903 or email email@example.com
Old Boat Corner Community Centre – DELIVERY*. Weekly emergency food delivery for Hollingbury residents. Phone and email are answered between 10-12 Monday – Friday. Call LDSF on 01273 293 117 for referral. Contact: 07851 227924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gathering Place food bank – DELIVERY*. Hollingbury and Patcham. 1 Orchid View, Stanmer Heights, BN1 8GP. Call LDSF on 01273 293 117 for referral. Contact: Lynne Angel-Kerr 07921 458239 or email: email@example.com
St Mary Magdalen’s Church, Coldean – DELIVERY*. Selham Drive, BN1 9EL. Deliveries covering Coldean on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Call LDSF on 01273 293 117 for referral. Contact: 01273 601854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Salvation Army Hove Food Bank – DELIVERY*. 159 Sackville Road, Hove, BN3 3HD. Contact Andrew via phone: 07551 572205 or email: email@example.com Call LDSF on 01273 293 117 for referral.
Hangleton & West Blatchington Food Bank – PRE-ARRANGED COLLECTION ONLY. St George’s Church Hall, Court Farm Rd, Hove, BN3 7QR. Wednesdays from 11:30am to 2.30pm. Referral only for residents in Hangleton, Knoll and West Blatchington. See website for further details.
The Weald Allotments Community Fridge – COLLECTION. Limited deliveries available, please email to explain why delivery is needed. Weald Ave, Hove, BN3 7JN. Open Thursdays from 10:00 – 13:00. Anyone can take food from the fridge. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brighton Food Bank – CAN NOW TAKE NEW REFERRALS AT A LIMITED CAPACITY. Calvary Church, Stanley Road, Brighton BN1 4NJ. Open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10.30am to 3pm. Referral only service for deliveries and collections. Contact: 01273 695330 or email@example.com
Balfour Mutual Aid Food Bank – St John’s Church Community Hall, Knoyle Road, BN1 6RB – COLLECTION & DELIVERY* service for anyone in Brighton & Hove. Referral not needed but we do signpost to local foodbanks and low cost food options. Open Tuesday – Thursday 2.30 – 4.30 for donations, collections & deliveries). Contact: 07502 305973 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
BHCC Central Food Hub – DELIVERY*. Brighton Centre Syndicate Wing, Russell Road, Brighton BN1 2RU. Covering central wards: Hanover, Elm Grove, Queens Park, St Peters, North Laine, Preston Park, Regency. Call LDSF on 01273 293 117 for referral. Contact BHCC Community Engagement Team: Communityengagement@brighton-hove.gov.uk
Salvation Army, Brighton Congress Hall – DELIVERY*. 1-6 Park Crescent Terrace, BN2 3HD. Deliveries Monday to Friday around central Brighton. Contact: 01273 607095 or email email@example.com
Phoenix Community Association Food Hub – COLLECTION ONLY, but with limited deliveries available on Wednesdays for those who are shielding or with mobility issues. Meal delivery also available on Fridays for those with limited cooking facilities/specific health issues. 2 Phoenix Pl, Brighton BN2 9ND. Accepting self-referrals via email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07942573549.
Children’s centres support families with children aged under 5 years-old and . There is a centralised service for referrals to all of the children’s centres – contact 01273 293 177 to be referred to any of the below:
Roundabout Children’s Centre – DELIVERY* on Thursdays and Fridays. No visitors to centre except essential midwifery appointments. Whitehawk Road, Brighton, BN2 5FL. Referral only. Contact: 01273 290300 or email@example.com
Black, Minority & Ethnic Community Partnership Food Bank – COLLECTION from BMECP Centre on Fridays, 12pm – 3pm. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01273 600885. Referral form on website or call LDSF on 01273 293 117.
Brighton Cauldron – DELIVERY* for BME/BAME community in Central Brighton, Hove, Portslade and Patcham on Wednesdays. Contact: email@example.com or call: 07912869536
Refugees, asylum-seekers & those with no recourse to public funds
Voices in Exile – Fitzherbert Centre, 36 Upper Bedford Street, BN2 1JP. DELIVERY* service for refugees, asylum-seekers and those with no recourse to public funds.
Contact: Advice@voicesinexile.org or call advice line on 01273 082105, Tuesdays 1:30-3:30pm, Thursdays 2-4pm, Fridays 11am-1pm.
Mutual Aid Vegan Food Bank – COLLECTION. The Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton BN1 4JA. Open Tuesdays from 1 to 3pm. No referral system, you can just turn up. All food is vegan but you do not need to be vegan to receive a parcel. Contact 01273 696104 for The Cowley Club or firstname.lastname@example.org
Outside Brighton & Hove
Shoreham Food Bank – Shoreham Free Church, Buckingham Rd, BN43 6WF. Open Tuesday and Friday mornings, 10am to 12noon. Referral only, see list on website for referring agencies. Contact: 07708 384906 or email@example.com
* Please note that many delivery services are being phased down as restrictions loosen, so the foodbank may not be able to offer this service unless you are shielding due to being clinically vulnerable to coronavirus or can’t otherwise collect.
If you’re involved in a food bank
Please see our advice for food banks page for information on our food banks and emergency food network.