International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Women of Chichester District Foodbank and our supportive community

8th March 2024

This International Women’s Day, Chichester District Foodbank is proud to spotlight the phenomenal women who form the backbone of our operations and the essence of our community. From our dedicated female staff and volunteers to our compassionate supporters and the remarkable community of women donors, their contributions are crucial in aiding women and families across our community.

Empowering women through comprehensive support

At the heart of our mission is the empowerment of women. Beyond providing essential food supplies, we’re committed to supporting women in every aspect of their lives, including those experiencing domestic abuse and mothers in need of extra care. Our efforts are supported by meaningful partnerships and services designed to uplift women:

Hygiene Bank Partnership: Ensuring access to sanitary products for women in need, because we believe in dignity for all.

Support for domestic abuse survivors: Collaborating with My Sisters House and Safe in Sussex, we offer targeted support to women escaping domestic abuse, helping them rebuild their lives with safety and dignity.

Assistance for mothers: By providing nappies and wet wipes in our emergency food parcels and working closely with Chichester Family Hub, Healthy Start, and Home Start, we ensure mothers receive the support they need for their children’s health and well-being.

It’s all about women helping women

The generosity of women in our community is something special. Their donations make a real difference, helping us not just fill plates but also share a bit of hope and support with women facing tough times.

International Women’s Day isn’t just a time to celebrate all the amazing things women do; it’s also a reminder that we’ve still got a ways to go towards gender equality and making sure every woman gets the support she needs. Our foodbank is proof of the power of women supporting each other. Together, we’re making life a little better for women who need a helping hand.

Join us in making a difference

This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the strides we’ve made and the journey ahead. We invite you to join us in supporting these vital initiatives. Whether by volunteering, donating, or simply spreading the word, your involvement makes a huge difference.

To the women of the Chichester District Foodbank and our community: your resilience, generosity, and spirit inspire us every day. Here’s to continuing our support for women, today and every day.

Happy International Women’s Day!

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