Help boost Haywards Heath Foodbank at Sainsbury’s collection

Sally Martin, who works at the food bank handing out food packages at their Haywards Heath shop. Pic Steve Robards SUS-141215-142756001
Sally Martin, who works at the food bank handing out food packages at their Haywards Heath shop. Pic Steve Robards SUS-141215-142756001
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Volunteers are getting ready to stock up the Haywards Heath Foodbank again after a busy winter.

During December, the foodbank, which is based in Sussex Road, distributed 2.25 tonnes of food – equivalent to 2,700 meals.

The charity also supported nearly 300 people, 50 per cent of whom were children.

A spokesman for the foodbank said: “Haywards Heath Foodbank (HHFB) is delighted to have the opportunity at Sainsbury’s on Friday, February 13, to replenish its food stocks following a very busy Christmas and New Year period.”

“Foodbank volunteers will be outside the Haywards Heath store asking shoppers there if they would like to support the event by donating one or two items from a prepared shopping list.”

All the food collected will be taken back to the foodbank’s storage facility, sorted, packed into parcels.

The parcels are then distributed to individuals and families who have been identified by professionals as people in short term crisis and in need of food.

Barry Prior, who volunteers for the charity, said: “Our collections at Sainsbury’s constantly demonstrate the generosity of the local community in its support of local people in need.

“On average a one day collection at the superstore brought in about 1.7 tonnes of urgently needed food.”

To find out more or make a donation to the Haywards Heath Foodbank visit www.haywardsheath.foodbank.org.uk.

Alternatively you can call into the Foodbank on Sussex Road, Haywards Heath.