Foodbanks

Please note that these details are subject to change and due to availability of stock and capacity of staff and volunteers.

If you want to donate food please get in touch with the groups listed below directly, or add items at your local supermarket's in-store collection points.

There are a number of food banks across Adur and Worthing (listed below).

Note: Foodbanks below are listed alphabetically by area

Adur foodbanks:

  • Adur Community Cafe:
    Southwick Methodist Church Hall
    Friday evenings 6:30pm to 8:30pm
    Offering pay-what-you-feel hot meals and puddings, using local food partners.
    All welcome, under 16s accompanied by an adult.
    Menu and booking details available by:
    - calling: 07784 274008
    - or email: office@adurcommunitycafe.org
    Facebook: Adur Community Cafe
    Twitter: Adur Cafe
     
  • Adur Community Gateway Hub
    Neighbours helping Neighbours:

    For full details see:
    The Gateway Hub website (SCSS)
    As well as food we have:
    - Clothes and uniforms
    - Toys, books, games and crafts
    - Baby basics, toiletries, cleaning and laundry
    - Furniture and bedding
    - Befriending, shopping, pharmacy
    - Practical support and advice
     
  • Fishersgate Foodbank:
    Tuesday morning only
    Parcels include meat, dried goods, potatoes, onions, toiletries, cleaning products, nappies where required. Size depends on the number of family members.
    fishersgatefoodbank@gmail.com
     
  • Lancing & Sompting Churches Foodbank:
    Lancing & Sompting Food Bank website 
    or Lancing & Sompting Food Bank on Facebook
    We provide food support to those in need on request and are linked with the Fuel Foundation for support in fuel poverty.
    We have two branches:
    • Adur West Family Hub, North Road, Lancing, on Thursdays from 10am to 12:30pm
    • Harriet Johnson Centre, Loose Lane, Sompting, on Tuesdays from 10am to 11:30am
    • For food support, people should ring 07719 196735
       
  • Lancing/Sompting - see also 'Worthing Soup Kitchen' (below)
     
  • Shoreham Foodbank:
    Networked with the Trussell Trust. The foodbank operates from Shoreham Baptist Church on a Tuesday morning.
    For full details please see:
    Shoreham Foodbank website
    * requires vouchers - see above
     
  • Shoreham & Adur Community Foodbank:
    Friday mornings 10:00am till 12:00 noon
    Mobile - 07591 076738
    Email - shorehamandadur@food-bank.org.uk
    Huntington Hall, Shoreham Free Church, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 6WF
    Car Parking On Site
     
  • UKHarvest Community Food Hub - Southwick:
    Southwick Community Centre, 24 Southwick Street, Southwick, Brighton, BN42 4TE
    Fill a bag with rescued food (suggested donation: £3.50), no referral needed
    For dates and time see their website:
    UKHarvest Community Food Hub (WSCC and UKHarvest) - on the WSCC website

Worthing foodbanks:

  • Bags of Hope:
    Bags of Hope provides a bag of ingredients to make a dinner, plus a free cafe and a small table of cupboard items
    Open every Thursdays in school holidays 10am to 1pm
    Maybridge Community Church, 77 The Strand, Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, BN12 6DR
    You will need to pre-book your bag by signing up to Bags of Hope on the Maybridge Community Church website
     
  • Broadwater Support Group:
    The group provides out of hours emergency food support
    Contact details: 07485 161 685
    Broadwater Support Group on Facebook
     
  • Community House, Worthing:
    For full details please see:
    Community House Worthing on Facebook
     
  • St Matthew's Church, Worthing (St Matt's Meals):
    Offers free groceries to anyone who lives within a mile of the church at BN11 4HB. St Matt's Meals gives three days of main courses and desserts for each person in the household, delivered to their door. To apply, visit St Matthew's church website and click on St Matt's Meals, see:
    St Matthew's Church website
     
  • UKHarvest Community Food Hub - Worthing:
    Sidney Walter Centre, Sussex Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1DS
    Fill a bag with rescued food (suggested donation: £3.50), no referral needed
    For dates and time see their website:
    UKHarvest Community Food Hub (WSCC and UKHarvest) - on the WSCC website
     
  • Worthing Food Foundation:
    For full details please see:
    Worthing Food Foundation website
     
  • Worthing Foodbank (run by Redeemer):
    Networked with the Trussell Trust. For full details please see:
    Worthing Foodbank website
    requires vouchers - see above
     
  • Worthing Soup Kitchen (WSK):
    Providing support (including furniture and clothing) when needed or in an emergency. Please complete the referral form on the Worthing Soup Kitchen website.

    Worthing Soup Kitchen's Community Fridge takes place every Friday between 3:30 and 5:30pm at the WSK Hub Cafe, 35-36 Tarring Road, Worthing, BN11 4HP. Surplus food is donated by local supermarkets, shops, food producers, restaurants, wholesalers, householders and allotment owners. All food is free to take, but donations are welcomed.

    We also have a pop-up Food Bank on Saturdays from 1pm to 3pm at The Lovett Center, Maybridge Square, Goring-by-Sea BN12 6HB. Everyone is welcome to access for fresh produce. Food parcels have to be booked in advance.
     
    For Food Parcels contact:
    Worthing Soup Kitchen food parcels (Facebook) 
    or message directly on Worthing Soup Kitchen (Facebook)
     
    Homeless breakfast Service: Sunday mornings from 9am to 11am from Saint Clares Day Center, 6-8 Marine Place, Worthing, BN11 3DN.
     
    Rough Sleepers Breakfast Session: at St Clare's, run by Turning Tides:
    Monday to Friday 9am to 11am
     
    Contact numbers:
    Food parcels: 07922 712 517
    General enquiries: 07984 766 375
     
  • Worthing Vegan Foodbank:
    All stock is 100% vegan and caters for special dietary needs (lactose intolerant, gluten free, etc)
    For full details please see:
    Worthing Vegan Foodbank website

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Page last updated: 25 May 2023

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