Food donations needed for Christmas Hamper Project in Burgess Hill

Two hundred and fifty Christmas hamper boxes are out with families and businesses in Burgess Hill being filled with donations.

The festive hampers are to be donated to more than 200 families and individuals in the town this Christmas.

Tony Parris, of Burgess Hill Lions Club, collecting Christmas hampers last year

Tony Parris, of Burgess Hill Lions Club, collecting Christmas hampers last year

However, more donations of food are needed for the hampers.

Pru Moore, leader of Burgess Hill Town Council, said: “Peoples generous donations can make a huge difference to families that do not have large incomes, Christmas is a time when everyone wants to make it special for the children and these extras provided by the hampers really make a difference.”

The Christmas Hamper Project has been organised by a group of organisations, which include Burgess Hill District Lions Club, The King’s Church Mid-Sussex, Burgess Hill Food Bank, Burgess Hill Town Council, Burgess Hill Youth and Burgess Hill and District Rotary Club.

People can drop off food at Tesco, The King’s Centre, the Help Point, Specsavers, Halifax, Janton News in Hurstpierpoint and Co-op in Maple Drive.

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