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Referrals at the Whitehawk Foodbank

Referrals at Whitehawk Foodbank   The team at the Whitehawk Foodbank are here always ready and happy to serve our community in East Brighton. We often get asked about why we require our clients to have a valid referral in order for them to access our emergency food parcels, so we wanted to explain a […]

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#TogetherforChange in Whitehawk

  Looking back, 2020 has been an eventful year for the emergency food sector and certainly for us at the Whitehawk Foodbank. The numbers tell the story; the first week of January saw 23 referrals with 48 beneficiaries, twelve months later, on the w/c 14th December we received over 120 referrals with a total of […]

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Giving Tuesday 2020: How to Make Twice the Impact!

Dear all, Thank you so much for the support you give to The Whitehawk Foodbank, which is especially appreciated during this difficult time, when there is so much need across the community.  With the Christmas season fast approaching, we are writing to ask you to kick off the holiday season with us on Giving Tuesday, […]

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12 Days of Christmas Foodbank Challenge!

The Whitehawk Foodbank 12 Days of Christmas Challenge! Trussell Trust foodbanks in the UK are currently giving out a food parcel every six minutes in the UK. The COVID crisis has seen a large increase in foodbank usage and we’ve seen an increase of up to 4x the number of referrals when comparing to last […]

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Whitehawk Foodbank Expands Services as Demand Surges

Volunteers step-up to support local residents hit by Covid-19 crisis   The Whitehawk Foodbank has seen demand quadruple over the last month, as the impacts of Covid-19 force many of the local community into crisis.   From 14 April 2020, The Whitehawk Foodbank is operating four days a week from a new base at the […]

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Whitehawk Foodbank COVID-19 Update

Whitehawk Foodbank COVID-19 Update   Organisations all around the country and around the world are needing to change operational procedures in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. As a food service and emergency service we are no different. This statement will update you on changes to inform our clients, referral agencies, partnership agencies, donors, volunteers and […]

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Reverse Advent Calendar Appeal 2019

If you would like to help the foodbank make Christmas a little brighter for those in need in our city, please consider supporting our Christmas campaign. Here is all you need to know: What is a reverse advent calendar? The idea is that you give back rather than receive for each of the 24 days.  […]

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How to give money to the foodbank

The Whitehawk Foodbank is totally self-funded and relies on grants and donations to keep afloat. We are always grateful for donations of food, but financial donations allow us to direct your gift to where it is most needed.  That might be purchasing supplies of specific food or household goods, but it could also be directed towards rent, […]

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Ordering a food delivery for the foodbank

We are sometimes asked if we can receive online supermarket deliveries to the foodbank – and the answer is yes please! This is a brilliant way to send us food and we always really appreciate any donations of this kind.  We don’t mind which supermarket or delivery service you use.  We can’t currently take fresh […]

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Meeting a Girl Called Jack

Last week, four of our volunteers received tickets to attend Jack Monroe’s Tin Can Pop Up Supper Club as a Thank You from the foodbank for their time and dedication as volunteers – what a great way to start UK Volunteers Week 2019! The evening was hosted by the Real Junk Food Project in Brighton […]

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