We have several volunteers who collect from donation boxes from a number of local supermarkets – Coop, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose. We also receive donations from The Artisan Bakery, Bookers and the local community.
There are two main teams – Lisa’s team coordinates the food parcels for Worthing and Amanda covers the East Preston to Littlehampton areas. Food is regularly collected, organised, boxed/bagged up and then delivered, usually on a Thursday or Friday.
On Saturday afternoons from 1-3pm, we host a pop up food bank at the Lovett hub Maybridge Square where food parcels can be requested in advance and collected. Other items such as clothing, toys and freshly baked goods are also available.
We also get a number of requests from clients who have been housed or are in temporary accommodation for non-food items including kitchen essentials to white goods. The Facebook page is fundamental in communicating requests to the local community as well as a mechanism for members of the community to offer items they have which can be donated.
At Christmas, we provide food parcels with Christmas items and we also run a toy drive to help families that need it. This year, Asda in Ferring will be collecting toys and gifts for children of all ages including teenagers at their store.
You can now find us on the BanktheFood app. This is a great app that is easy to use and shows donators what items we are running low on and in need of whilst in one of our designated supermarkets. Please download today.
If you need a food parcel, whether it’s a one off or something more regular, please leave a message on our Worthing Soup Kitchen Food Parcels Facebook page or you can email us on email@example.com or text on 07922712517. You can also donate items on our Amazon wish list.