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Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme, fully funded by the Department for Education, provides an incredible opportunity for children who are entitled to benefits-related free school meals. This initiative allows these children to attend participating holiday activity clubs and enjoy a free meal.   Who is Eligible? Children eligible for benefits-related free school meals […]

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Recognising Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Today, 16 May, we join others around the globe in observing Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), a day focused on digital access and inclusion for the millions with disabilities or impairments. At Chichester District Foodbank, this issue really resonates with us as nearly 10% of the individuals we have helped with emergency food parcels are […]

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Stats on the number of emergency food parcels that Chichester District Foodbank provided within our local community between April 2023 and March 2024.

On Wednesday 15 May 2024, we released our stats on the number of emergency food parcels that Chichester District Foodbank provided within our local community between April 2023 and March 2024. The worrying new figures reveal that we have provided 9,091 food parcels to people who couldn’t afford the essentials in Chichester District over the […]

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Chichester District Foodbank and Chichester Cathedral: A service of togetherness

Join us on Sunday 30 June at Chichester Cathedral for a special service dedicated to unity and support within our community. This event is an opportunity to gather with fellow supporters and volunteers who play a vital role in serving the most vulnerable in our district. Event details: Date: Sunday 30 June Time: 3pm Location: Chichester Cathedral This […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2024: Embracing movement for better mental health

This Mental Health Awareness Week, taking place from May 13-19, 2024, Chichester District Foodbank is proud to be able to shine a light on the global initiative focused on the theme “Movement: Moving more for our mental health.” Engaging in physical activity is a powerful way to boost mental health. Simple actions like walking in […]

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World Lupus Day: A call for awareness and support

May 10th marks World Lupus Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. At Chichester District Foodbank, we recognise the challenges faced by those living with lupus and strive to shine a light on the need for greater understanding and support within […]

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Celebrating a generous donation from The Hygiene Bank & Smol

Last week, Chichester District Foodbank was fortunate to receive an extraordinary donation of 431 kilograms of washing capsules from The Hygiene Bank and Smol. This incredible contribution translates to 981 packs, equating to roughly 10,080 wash loads, providing essential support to families in need across our community. While food remains a critical need for those […]

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MS Awareness Week

MS Awareness Week 2024 will run from 22 – 28 April. It’s a chance for us to raise awareness and speak up together about the realities of life with MS. MS Society UK have created MS Unfiltered, a safe space for people to talk honestly and openly about everything from bladder control and sexual dysfunction, […]

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Brewing comfort: The role of tea at Chichester District Foodbank

National Tea Day is more than just a celebration of one of the UK’s favourite beverages; it’s a day that highlights the comfort and community tea brings. At Chichester District Foodbank, we recognise how a simple cup of tea can offer a moment of comfort and a taste of normalcy for those facing tough times. […]

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Easter Delights event brings joy and community spirit to Chichester District

This past Easter, the Chichester District Foodbank hosted a special event called Easter Delights, offering families on low incomes a morning of fun, food, and friendship at no cost. The event, part of our ongoing commitment to support not just the nutritional, but also the social and emotional well-being of our community, was a resounding […]

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