Hungry in Winter

by btnhovefood in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

Hungry in Winter
We did it
On 31st January 2021 we successfully raised £25,249 with 458 supporters in 80 days

We are raising money for food banks and community meal providers to help feed hungry people over winter in Brighton & Hove.

by btnhovefood in Brighton, England, United Kingdom

 New stretch target

All of the incredible projects that are beneficiaries of this crowdfund have ongoing funding needs, so any extra that can be raised will be split between them.

The coronavirus crisis has hugely increased the poverty of residents of Brighton & Hove. We need to continue to ensure the most affected are not left hungry at home. We need your help to provide food parcels and cooked meals for those who are living in poverty and isolated.

Thanks to the amazing goodwill of local people, we raised over £51,000 in our last crowdfund earlier this year.  However due to the enormous numbers of people needing emergency food, this has now been spent.

At the height of lockdown this year over 42 organisations across the city were giving out 3,001 emergency food parcels a week and 3,966 meals.

As we go into winter and another lockdown, many local residents have lost their income and many older and vulnerable people are isolating at home.  The added pressure of winter heating bills and costs for Christmas mean that historically winter is the hardest time of the year for families’ pockets.  This year it will be even harder.


Why we need your donation

  • Food banks and community meals are seeing unprecedented demand and need ongoing funding to ensure that vulnerable people and families can be fed.
  • Surplus food cannot provide all the nutrition and quantity that is needed to meet the demand.   We need to purchase extra food and other essentials.
  • There are increased costs associated with providing delivery services to people who cannot leave their homes.


All funds raised on this page will be split proportionally (by number of beneficiaries) with the organisations below.

'Their help is the lifeline I needed during these hard times. I used to go days without food but now I eat regularly.' Food parcel recipient 


Get involved

Thank you, from all the team at Brighton & Hove Food Partnership and our partners!


The Food Partnership is coordinating this appeal on behalf of the following organisations who have agreed to fundraise together in Brighton & Hove:

Brighton Food Bank – supporting people with emergency food in central Brighton 

Vale Community Centre Food Bank – supporting residents in Craven Vale and Pankhurst with emergency food parcels

Real Junk Food Project Brighton - feeding hungry residents with pay as you feel meals

Very Local Food Hubs - providing subsidised fruit and veg boxes in Moulsecoomb and Bevendean

St Mary Magdalens Church - providing emergency food for Coldean residents

Purple People Kitchen Food Bank - providing emergency food for residents in Portslade, Hove & Mile Oak

Food & Friendship - providing hot cooked meals for older people in Hove

Moulsecoomb Community Market - membership scheme providing subsidised food

Weald Community Food Centre - delivering food and operating a community fridge

East Brighton Food Coop - run a daily freshly made nutritious meal service from East Brighton delivered across the city

Brighton Women’s Centre -providing emergency parcels for women & their families

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership – distribution hub – buying in bulk food & toiletries to distribute to food banks

Sussex Homeless Support – supporting homeless people with emergency food parcels and cooked meals

Phoenix Food Hub & Club - providing emergency food parcels & membership food club

Pankhurst Food Club - providing a membership food club for Pankhurst residents

Feedback East Brighton Outreach Kitchen - weekly meal from the Bristol Estate Community Centre

Lunch Positive - delivering cooked meals and groceries for people living with or affected by HIV

The Starr Trust with Momma Cherri - cooking meals to give out at food banks

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