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Chesswood Junior School

Chesswood Junior School

Worthing Food Support

 

 

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Worthing Foodbank

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why Worthing Foodbank provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Worthing Food Foundation

Worthing Food Foundation was borne out of the experience of the local Covid-19 mutual aid groups. We began supplying food to people in need at the beginning of April 2020. The mutual aid groups had discovered that a lot of people simply had no access to the food they needed. The failure of the school meals voucher system and the eight-week wait for Universal Credit, at that time, had plunged a lot of people into crisis. Added to that the large number of people being put on furlough or made redundant, and the situation was desperate for many. After speaking with many people, from those in need to other food banks and referral agencies, it was decided to set up a non-referral food operation that would supply seven days’ worth of dry, tinned and fresh food, as well as other essentials to people in need.