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East Worthing Food Bank

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East Worthing Food Bank

East Worthing Food Bank

East Worthing Food Bank By East Worthing Food Bank

We already deliver food and medicines to the isolated and offer telephone support. Increasingly, our clients are running short of funds so now we have added a food bank that delivers free parcels.

Worthing Idea stage

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Volunteers take delivery of food from donors and/or buy food with cash we have raised. They wipe it and pack it into boxes according to needs specified on our application form. Then they deliver it. In the first two weeks of the food bank, starting from scratch, we have already borrowed a church hall, kitted it out, organised the process and delivered to 150 people. Many are running out of cash and benefits take up to 5 weeks to arrive, so there will be a short term increase to an unknown maximum. Long term unemployment post Covid will mean a long term need and by then we shall need our own depot until the demand subsides.

What we'll deliver:

  • Food parcels to those in need, until the need is over
  • a reliable base from which to organise redistribution of food

Why it's a great idea:

Bring physical and psychological relief to local residents who cannot afford food and have no other recourse to solve the problem. Allow bored and frustrated residents who feel increasingly helpless to pitch in and make a useful contribution to their community as volunteers.

Steps to get it done:

  • Ensure no request for food assistance remains unmet until 2021.
  • Ensure anyone wishing to help has a useful role in sourcing, funding and delivering food.

We have raised funds and solve short term problems but need to plan long term to match supply and demand. It cannot be predicted accurately but expectation among most national charities are for demand to challenge and perhaps outsrtip supply for some tme to come. We are acting now to avoid need in our area, now or later.


Location Worthing

About the space

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Worthing Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £12,718

food supplies - £4,800 (38%)
rent from approx Aug to end of December - £3,300 (26%)
food supplies received estimated value - £2,000 (16%)
packing and transport labour on minimum wage - £800 (6%)
printing costs for leaflets - £436 (3%)
chest freezer and fridge - £330 (3%)
sanitiser, masks, bleach received - £250 (2%)
transport - £200 (2%)
santiser, bleach, masks - £175 (1%)
Other - £427 (3%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

food supplies
rent from approx Aug to end of December
food supplies received estimated value
packing and transport labour on minimum wage
printing costs for leaflets
chest freezer and fridge
sanitiser, masks, bleach received
santiser, bleach, masks
Other Read More
  • Spacehive fees
  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • More food if required

Total £12,718

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