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Worthing Foodbank had it's FOOD COLLECTION on SATURDAY 25th FEBRUARY @ ASDA IN FERRING
WORTHING FOODBANK Manager, Julie Denyer, wishes to send a huge thanks to ASDA for allowing us to collect food outside their store and to all the customers who gave so generously, you donated 995.30 kgs of food
Big thanks also to all my wonderful volunteers who continue to support FOODBANK faithfully.
In 2015/16 April - March WORTHING FOODBANK managed to feed 1772 local people a 3-day food supply, that’s 15,948 meals.
Our next collection is on SATURDAY 1ST APRIL @ TESCO in DURRINGTON. Full details of all our collections and more information about WORTHING FOODBANK can be found on our website www.food-bank.co.uk.
In February 2016 we were excited to launch a new initiative called Body Basics. At the monthly collection we asked customers to kindly donate toiletries and items of personal hygiene instead of food. This collection enables us to provide an emergency supply of personal hygiene items to clients in crisis, in addition to the three day supply of food. The items being collected are:
People wishing to donate items to the Body Basics initiative can do so outside of the FOODBANK Collections by delivering donations to:
Washing Up Liquid
Findon Valley Free Church - 1-11 Limetree Avenue, Findon Valley, Worthing, BN14 0DJ. Tuesday to Friday 9am-12pm.
The Shelter Charity Shop - 131 Montague Street, Worthing, BN11 3BP. Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm. Sunday 10am-4pm.
If you are an organisation who wants to help Worthing Foodbank, you can set up a BODY BASIC collection @ your work and once you have a good amount, bring it to the foodbank centre. Please conact Foodbank Manager on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07918759664
During this period Foodbank has fed 1772 people in crisis a 3-day food supply, That's 15,948 meals.
In the same year we collected 15,894.85 tonnes of food from the customers of the supermarkets where we collect and gave out over 17 tonnes. A big thank-you to everyone who donates food to the project. You help so many people!
Agencies using the vouchers
The largest distributor of the vouchers by far this year has been the Citizens Advice Bureau.
We are running the project from:-
Worthing Foodbank @ Worthing Tabernacle
4, Chapel road
Through the alleyway at the side of the church building, we are the building to the right of the cafe.
Open Monday to Friday from 2pm till 3.30pm (5 days)
We rely on Financial donations from the public to run Foodbank and currently receive 1/2 of what's needed financially to do this! We also receive occasional one-off gifts too, so if you would like to support us, you could become one of the 250 people needed per month to donate just £2 by standing order to help us continue to help those in need. Please do contact email@example.com if you could help in this way.
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