Lewes District Emergency Food Provision

Emergency food 

There are three emergency food providers in Lewes. They are all open on a Monday and use the same referral form and criteria. Local residents may only attend one of the Lewes foodbanks.

Landport Foodbank, Lewes
Run by Landport Residents’ Association.
Tenants Resource Centre, 2a Horsfield Road, Lewes, BN7 2TA
Info: Landport Residents Association Facebook Page
OPEN: Mon 2 – 2.30pm but volunteers usually on site from 10am
Contact:
Phone: 07793 953446 / 01273 487249
Email: debbietwitchen@gmail.com 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Referral filled out by housing officer, CAB, etc. Referrals are usually made for 1 week, 3 months or 6 months                        

Malling Foodbank, Lewes
Users are asked to contribute £1
Kings Church. Unit 3, Brooks Road, Lewes BN7 2BY
OPEN: Mondays 12-13.30 (or contact directly for out of hours)
Phone: 077245042531
Email: briankcfrench@gmail.com

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Referral filled out by housing officer, CAB, etc. Referrals are usually made for 1 week, 3 months or 6 months                       

Fitzjohns Foodbank, Lewes
The Foodbank is run in partnership with (but not by) Christ Church. Advice on legal matters & benefits is sometimes available.
Christ Church, Prince Edward’s Rd, (corner of Fitzjohns rd) BN7 1BL
Info: https://www.facebook.com/fitzjohnsfood        
OPEN: 1.20-2.20pm
Phone: 07395 156873
Email: fitzjohnsfoodbank@gmail.com

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Referral filled out by housing officer, CAB, etc. Referrals are usually made for 1 week, 3 months or 6 months

Elsewhere in Lewes District there are foodbanks in Seaford, Newhaven and Lewes. Some are now offering in person support again, whilst others are still operating a delivery only service. Please contact individual foodbanks for details on how to be referred.

Seahaven Storehouse 
Seaford Community Church, 115-117 Vale Road, Seaford, BN25 3HB
Info: http://www.kings-well.org.uk/storehouse-plus-email-new.php    
OPEN: Thursdays 10 – 1pm
Phone: 07921 844930
Email: seahavenstorehouse@gmail.com

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:  Assessments are made by foodbank staff. Support is offered on an ongoing basis

Ringmer Foodbank
Run by Ringmer Baptist Church. People that don’t have a referral but are in exceptional need should talk to the Baptist Church who may be able to authorise a single emergency parcel.
Ringmer Village Hall, Ringmer Library, Ringmer, Lewes, BN8 5QH   
Phone: 01273 812145 or 07782905847
Email: gilliansal1947@gmail.com
OPEN: Mondays 11-12pm except bank holidays

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: You need to live in the Ringmer area & have referral from CAB, GP, social worker, etc.                    

Newhaven Baptist Church Foodbank
Newhaven Baptist Church, Church Hill, Newhaven, BN9 9NA
Info:  http://www.newhavenbaptistchurch.co.uk/timetable/2020/8/5/food-bank-32akr
or  https://www.facebook.com/nbcnewhaven/
Phone: 07825446711
Email:  jac.parson@newhavenbaptistchurch.co.uk
OPEN: Wednesday and Friday 9.30-12pm
Ongoing support offered.

Community fridges and pantries

They redistribute surplus food from local shops and producers. Food is available for free to the whole community on a first come, first served basis.

Havens Food Cooperative
2a Thompson Road, Denton, BN9 0RS
Info: https://www.havenscommunityhub.co.uk/foodcoop 
@havensfoodcooperative
Email:  havenscommunityhub@gmail.com
OPEN: Every day, 365 days a year from 9am

Landport Community Café 
Landport Community Café offers meals on a PAY-AS-YOU FEEL basis
2a Horsfield Road, Lewes, BN7 2TA
Info: https://www.facebook.com/LandportCommunityCafe/
Phone: 07598 087455
Email: landportcommunitycafe@gmail.com
OPEN: Fridays 5pm – 7pm

Community Supermarkets                  

Community Supermarkets are a membership scheme. There are no criteria to join and once you are a member you can come for as long as you like. Food and other essential items are available on a pay-as-you-feel basis. Both Newhaven and Peacehaven Community Supermarkets also provide tea & coffee and advice workers also offer drop in support and help with benefits, housing and wellbeing.

 Newhaven Community Supermarket
Run by SCDA. Tea & Coffee available with support from                   volunteers. Food & essential items offered on a pay-as-you-feel basis. People who are unable to attend the Community Supermarket due to a disability or serious health condition may be eligible for food deliveries.

Denton Island Community Centre
Info: https://sussexcommunity.org.uk/our-services/community-food/
@seahavenfood on Facebook and Instagram
Phone: 01273 516032
Email: food@sussexcommunity.org.uk
OPEN: Mondays 11 – 3pm

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: None – anyone can join as a member. Ongoing support offered

Peacehaven Community Supermarket                           
Run by SCDA. Tea & Coffee available with support from                   volunteers. Food & essential items offered on a pay-as-you-feel basis. People who are unable to attend the Community Supermarket due to a disability or serious health condition may be eligible for food deliveries.
Kempton House Day Centre
Info: https://sussexcommunity.org.uk/our-services/community-food/
@seahavenfood on Facebook and Instagram
Phone: 01273 516032
Email: food@sussexcommunity.org.uk
OPEN: Thursdays 11 – 3pm

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: None – anyone can join as a member
Ongoing support offered.

This list gives an indication and may not include all services.  Please check with individual providers for current service provision.  If you are involved in an organisation in Lewes District that provides food support to the community and which is not listed, please email food@sussexcommunity.org.uk