Bexhill & Battle Foodbank Summer Picnic Project

by Churches Together in Bexhill Foodbank in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Bexhill & Battle Foodbank Summer Picnic Project

Total raised £2,104

Gift Aid
+ est. £160.75
£3,500 stretch target 17 days left
105% 44 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 2nd July 2024 at 4:00pm

Help us to provide picnic packs to all our families this summer to ensure all children have a good meal despite not being in school.

by Churches Together in Bexhill Foodbank in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

If we raise even more money we will be able to help more families locally, sadly the need is endless. 

Established in 2012, the Bexhill and Battle foodbank provided food to 7420 people in 2023, a great many of these were families with school-age children. With the long summer holiday approaching many families will be wondering how they can keep everyone fed without the certainly of a hot school meal.

We can all enjoy a picnic

We want to ease the burden on all our clients by offering an extra bag of picnic provisions (in addition to their regular food parcel), so all the family can have a nutritious and enjoyable lunch together - maybe even outside if the weather is fine!

As well as picnic supplies - sandwich provisions, fresh fruit, cartons of juice, cereal bars etc we want to provide sun cream, sun hats and some fun outdoor toys so the children can all enjoy their time in the sun, getting fresh air and enjoying the many free activities in our local area. 

Family Time & Increased Mental Wellbeing

By providing picnic provisions we will help families to spend time together (no matter the age differences) as they can go somewhere free like the park or the beach and enjoy fresh air and some fun exercise together playing ball games, skipping or having a water fight. We believe this opportunity for families to get outside and spend time together without the worry of how they will afford it will improve mental well-being for adults and children alike.

We've been working closely with our local schools for some time now and many refer clients to us on a regular basis. We also have Summer and Christmas projects to get food, vouchers and other supplies to those identified by the school as being the most in need.

We are available to everyone in crisis in Bexhill, Battle & surrounding areas

If you know someone who is having to make the impossible choice between paying an essential bill and buying food, we can help them. Please tell them to come along when we are open, or contact us at [email protected] // 01424 736515 // 07866 570468

We see clients from all walks of life and everyone is treated with the same respect -

"Thank you, it was nice not to feel judged, but made to feel welcome and not alone" A recent client at Bexhill

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