Here’s a handy summary of the food banks in Lewes – what donations they are looking for and when and where to donate – plus what to do if you need the support of a food bank.


You can donate money here:

Lewes Coronavirus Volunteers website…


PLEASE DONATE GOODS AT ONE OF THE DROP-OFF LOCATIONS BELOW

YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK NEEDS:

  • Tinned goods – baked beans, meat, meatballs, sausages, tomatoes
  • Tinned fruit and veg
  • Rice and pasta
  • Pasta sauces
  • Cereals
  • Biscuits
  • Eggs
  • Tea, coffee, juices, hot chocolate
  • Sanitary products – towels, not tampons please
  • Toiletries such as toothpaste, soap, shower gel…
  • Washing up liquid
  • Cleaning products such as multi surface sprays, washing powder, toilet rolls…
  • Carrier bags for distribution, and empty egg boxes – Landport have more than enough egg-boxes, but Fitzjohn are accepting them.

WHERE TO DONATE:

  • At Waitrose or Tesco, in the collections near the tills
  • To Landport Foodbank – email debbietwitchen@googlemail.com to arrange drop off time at 2A Horsfield Road, Landport, Lewes BN7 2TA
  • To Fitzjohn’s Food Bank, Christ Church, Prince Edward’s Road, Lewes BN7 1BL, Mondays 10.30am – 1pm. Leave in collection bin under porch outside main entrance, email fitzjohnsfoodbank@gmail.com, tel. 07395 156873
  • Kings Church, Brooks Road, Lewes BN7 2BY, Mondays 12-1pm or email milly.manley@lewes.gov.uk

How to use a food bank
People needing to use the foodbanks can be referred direct by referrers including GPs/Healthcare staff, Lewes District Council – Housing Services or Adult Social Care, Lewes Children’s Centre, housing associations and social housing providers, Citizen’s Advice or local church leaders.

If you are in need, please DO NOT turn up to a food bank without either a referral or contacting the foodbank first. This will help the team to be super careful about hygiene and social distancing and keep everyone safe.

9 Comments

  1. Julie Mortimer

    Hi,
    I notice that Education staff are not mentioned on the list of referrers. Is this no longer the case? I also wondered if you were in need of volunteers?
    Thanks, Julie

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    • Julia

      Hi lovely readers
      The article above gives you some contact details so contact the food banks and ask them directly. I am sure they would be happy to hear from you and answer your questions.

      Reply
    • Paul Bone

      Free fresh finger food available at The Green Man Ringmer after over estimation of numbers for a wake

      Reply
  2. Secret Santa

    Apologies for the slightly silly pseudonym.

    I’d like to contribute, but by writing a substantial cheque each month rather than buying hundreds of items myself. Food banks are better judges than contributors such as myself what they need to buy in bulk. Also, I’d like to spread my donation around, rather than giving it all to just one food bank.

    Is there a simple way of doing this?

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    • Julia

      Hi lovely readers
      The article above gives you some contact details so contact the food banks and ask them directly. I am sure they would be happy to hear from you and answer your questions.

      Reply
      • Susan

        Are you doing a reverse advent calendar this year and if so, what kind of Christmassy donations would you like?

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  3. Jill Goulder

    Hello –
    The Malling foodbank has moved – I’m told that it’s at the Enterprise Centre next to BP on Malling Hill. I assume that it’s still on Mondays.
    I was recently told that the Fitzjohn foodbank is open 10.30-1 on Mondays; there is a lady in Southover who keeps a box on her doorstep for the Fitzjohn bank – email them for details.
    Poor Debbie Twitchen of the Landport foodbank is in hospital after major surgery, but is answering emails and bravely managing to keep the bank open.
    Landport have more than enough egg-boxes, but Fitzjohn are accepting them.

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  4. Anna

    Hi, the Malling Foodbank has moved and now operates out of Kings Church on Brooks road on a Monday.

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    • TTL

      Thanks Anna, I will update the details now

      Reply

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