Well what a bumper year! At the time of writing this, approximately 6.6 tonnes of food has arrived at the Brighton Food Bank…. and it’s still coming in! We have had an amazing team of 9 helpers who have sorted and dated items with great energy and enthusiasm; thank you – you know who you are!
We would also like to say a great big thank you to all those who have donated from across Sussex. An astonishing total of 30 churches, 23 shops, 5 supermarkets, 3 banks, and 2 local businesses have donated over the 4 main weeks of Harvest; thank you – we really can’t do it without you!
Clients attending the Brighton Food Bank often tell us that it is not just about receiving a tin of beans, but for some it can be the start of a brand new chapter in life.
Last year a local mum called Kelly came to tell us:
“The Brighton Food Bank has helped me in so many ways. When I first started coming over a year ago I was in a very bad place both mentally and emotionally. I was given a leaflet about being special, that refers to God making and loving me. It was thanks to a woman at the Brighton Food Bank that pointed me to St Peter’s, Safehaven Women where I attended an Alpha Course, and this literally saved my life”.