Help with food, travel and school costs

Food support


If you need to get food for you or your family, there are a number of foodbanks in Adur and Worthing that can help. To find one that is local to you:

If you are pregnant or have children under the age of 4:

You can get help to buy food and milk:

Reducing food waste can help save money:

These websites offer advice, tips and recipes to help you save money and reduce food waste:

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Healthy meals on a budget


Discover some of our favourite and most loved leftover food recipes for you to try at home:

You can also check out the:

British Heart Foundation:

Find information on seven days of healthy meals on a budget see:

NHS Better Health:

Healthy eating doesn't need to be dull. Whip up tasty, affordable family meals with easy step-by-step recipes for breakfast lunch, lunch boxes and dinner. See:

Also sign up here to 'Cook Together' and receive two tasty, healthy recipes with easy to follow instructions, and a shopping list of all the ingredients you'll need to cook a healthy meal every week, for four weeks! You will also receive some handy tips about healthier eating and how to be food smart when you're out shopping. See:


The BBC have lots of recipes for £1 per portion, as well as family, couples, vegetarian and vegan recipe plans. They also have cooking energy-saving tips. See:

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Help with travel costs (and £2 bus fares)

Single bus journeys are capped at £2 until 31st October 2023 on most routes in West Sussex under the Department for Transport's Help for Households-funded Bus Fare Cap. After this, the bus fare cap will change to £2.50 for single tickets until 30th November 2024.

West Sussex County Council's website (WSCC) has more help with travel costs including:

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Help with school costs: meals, transport and uniforms

If you have school age children and are experiencing financial problems they might be entitled to free school meals or help with school transport, see:

Most local schools, some charity shops and some local foodbanks also have second hand uniforms for sale at very low prices, or to swap, see:

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See also ... Cost of Living Helper

If you are worried about money there is a lot of help out there. Knowing where to start can be tricky, but in this tool you will find advice and handy tips about what you can do. It includes information about: paying for housing; paying your bills; paying for essentials (food, medication, transport); dealing with debts; and maximising your income. See:

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Page last updated: 29 August 2023

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