As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to our food bank – whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation.
No one in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide nutritionally balanced food and support to local people who are referred to us. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Covid19 is impacting the Hastings Foodbank and partner projects in a number of ways
1. We are sadly seeing increased demand across the Hastings area and only expect this to get higher.
2. We are seeing a reduction in donations from the general public due to food, nappy, etc., shortages and limits on purchasing.
3. A number of our regular volunteers are from at risk groups so unable to work currently.
We need your urgent help to fund the purchase the food that is required to fill this gap.
How you can help
If you can donate food then please donate at one of these locations - https://hastings.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/
If you cannot get to these locations then please give to this Crowdfunder project that will allow us to purchase the food we need.
Thanks so much for all your support at this time of need.
More about Hastings Foodbank
Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.
We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.
This fundraiser will also help us keep our other social action community projects open
In addition to our foodbank, at King's Church we run a number of other projects inlcluding those that support:
- Pregnant women who are very vulnerable (mostly homeless, survivors of domestic abuse or modern slavery), referred by their community health visitor or midwife
- Elderly and isolated
- Survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking
- Those trapped in overwhelming debt
- Asylum seekers and refugees
- Primary school children at risk of exclusion, often either bullied or with difficult home lives such as terminally ill parents
We are determined to keep all of our social action projects open at this time, in whatever form we can. Please help us to make that happen.