Where to donate this Christmas

There are many ways you can help emergency food support in Brighton & Hove through donations of food, money or time.

This winter will be tough for many people in Brighton & Hove. Poverty and food insecurity are on the rise as local people are faced with the double impact of reduced incomes and rising food, fuel and housing costs. Additionally, The Department for Work and Pensions estimate 33,000 people in Brighton and Hove have been affected by the £20 a week reduction to Universal Credit, pushing people to choose between heating or eating.

#HungryThisWinter campaign

We are raising money for 16 food banks and community meals to help feed hungry people in Brighton & Hove this winter. Support our #HungryThisWinter campaign by sharing and donating what you can to help those struggling over winter.

Other ways you can help across the city:

Volunteering on Christmas Eve/Day

Hove Methodist Church are looking for volunteers and drivers for their Christmas Day lunch with shifts 10:30-2 and 2-4. Contact office@hovemethodistchurch.co.uk

Central Brighton

BMECP Centre Food Bank accept non-perishable food donations. Contact juliet@bmecp.org.uk to arrange drop off.

FareShare Sussex have joined the Big Give Christmas Challenge from Nov 30th – Dec 7th with every donation doubled.

Fresh Start Community Association are collecting donations of non-perishable food and new gifts for Christmas hampers. Contact projects@freshstartbrighton.org.uk to arrange drop off.

Brighton Food Bank have a Christmas needs list and you can drop off or order a supermarket delivery to them. Contact foodbank@bhcm.org.uk or 01273 695330 (option 2) to arrange.

Phoenix Food Hub accept donations and more volunteers. Contact 01273389964 or email us on residentsphoenix@gmail.com.

Voices in Exile are in need of donations of food, toiletries, and cleaning products for their weekly food bank. Contact Stephen via foodbankcoordinator@voicesinexile.org or call 01273 328598 to arrange a safe drop off time (ideally Wednesdays 9.30-12.00pm or Thursday 9.30-1.00pm).

North Brighton

Bevendean Food Bank are collecting Christmas items. Drop off Wednesday mornings to Church Hall, Norwich Drive, BN2 4LA or contact 07856408522 to arrange collection.

Hollingdean Foodbank are collecting Christmas food which can be dropped off at St. Richard’s church (Monday 9am-5pm) and St. Matthias Church, Fiveways (Sunday morning).

Chomp Moulsecoomb are looking for more volunteers with experience in food preperation and family support to join their family sessions. Contact chompmoulsecoomb@gmail.com for more information or apply here

East Brighton

Whitehawk Foodbank have a 12 days of Christmas campaign for donations and volunteers.

East Brighton Food Co-operative are in need of donations of food, kitchen equipment, vehicles and volunteer drivers. Contact: janet@eastbrightonfoodcoop.uk

Hove and Porstlade

Hangleton and West Blatchington Food Bank have a Christmas collection until Weds 8th December

Holland Road Baptist Church (BN3 1JN) are collecting donations for Christmas hampers. Drop off at the church office any weekday 9.00-5.00pm.

Weald Community Food Centre are collecting food through drop offs or collection. Contact 07964 595150.



Getting help for yourself or someone else

If you or someone you know is in need of support with food or money issues, please contact the Brighton and Hove City Council.

If you have any queries please contact info@bhfood.org.uk or ring 01273 234810.

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