Community

Community Food Hubs

Affordable food, support and advice open to all. No referral needed.

Get the support you need whilst helping to fight food waste at our Community Food Hubs. Access affordable food, learn low-cost cooking, and find support on a range of social issues. Just bring a bag and a suggested donation of £5*. No one will be turned away.

*Thanks to funding from WSCC Waste Recycling Team, the suggested donations at seven of our venues remain at £3.50. These locations, highlighted in blue below, take place monthly and more information on these can be found by clicking here.

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How it works

Bring a shopping bag and fill it from a selection of mixed groceries and rescued produce for a suggested donation of £5, helping you to save your money for other essentials. The food you choose from the community food hub will not only help you but because the food is rescued it is good for the planet too.

Our friendly staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you make the most of your weekly shop by sharing recipes, healthy options, cookery skills, and tips to reduce your household food waste. We will host regular cooking demonstrations and include our favourite food-saving tips.

We work closely with local organisations, charities and community groups and will help connect you to the long-term support you might require. We will have information available on local support groups and often invite these groups in so you can meet them whilst you wait.

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Who is it for?

We encourage anyone who is on a tight budget, for any reason, to come along and get the support you need. You do not need a referral, no one will be turned away, and you are not limited on the amount of times you can come.

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Where can I find money-saving, waste-preventing cookery courses and tips?

Our NourishEd page is designed to help you make the most of your food through engaging sessions that will improve your cookery skills, help you make healthy choices, and fight food waste in the home, so you can eat well for less and reduce your environmental impact. From online videos to live cook-alongs, you'll learn small, lasting and effective changes to the way you plan, shop and cook your meals, suitable for any budget. 

Join us now

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What additional support and advice is available?

Come and meet the wrap around services available at our Community Food Hubs for support and advice. Take a look a the listed services below and have the opportunity to hear more about what they do and ask questions face-to-face with a member of their team.

UKHarvest Cooking Demo - Swanfield Community Food Hub - Thursday 13th June, 2 - 3pm

Times & Dates 

Click on a location within the calendar below to find out more information on that Community Food Hub. Click here  to download the regular schedule outlining times, locations and venues. 

 June 2024

  Monday 

  Tuesday 

  Wednesday 

 Thursday 

 Friday 

3rd

Midhurst

   

4th

Tangmere

Selsey

 5th

Bognor

Parklands

6th

Petworth

East Wittering

7th

Whyke

Graylingwell

10th

Midhurst

  

11th

Oving

Selsey

12th

Southwick

Parklands

13th

Swanfield

Swanfield Cooking Demo!

14th

Haywards Heath

Graylingwell

16th

Midhurst

  

18th

Tangmere

Selsey

19th

Crawley

Parklands

20th

Worthing

East Wittering

21st

Whyke

Graylingwell

24th

Midhurst

  

25th

Oving

Selsey

26th

Storrington

Parklands

27th

Swanfield

 

28th

Graylingwell

 

 July 2024

 Monday 

  Tuesday 

  Wednesday 

 Thursday 

 Friday 

1st

Midhurst

 

2nd

Tangmere

Selsey

3rd

Bognor

Parklands

4th

Petworth

East Wittering

5th

Whyke

Graylingwell

8th

Midhurst

 

9th

Oving

Selsey

10th

Southwick

Parklands

11th

Swanfield

 

12th

Haywards Heath

Graylingwell

15th

Midhurst

  

16th

Tangmere

Selsey

17th

Crawley

Parklands

18th

Worthing

East Wittering

19th

Graylingwell

Whyke

22nd

Midhurst

  

23rd

Oving

Selsey

24th

Storrington

Parklands

23rd

Swanfield

 

26th

Graylingwell

 

29th

Midhurst

  

30th

Tangmere

Selsey

31st

Parklands

 

WSCC Waste and Recycling Team have partnered with us to support seven monthly Community Food Hubs all across West Sussex, in addition to the ones within Chichester District. The Community Food Hubs are open to everyone and are designed to reduce food waste. Simply bring a shopping bag and ­fill it from a selection of mixed groceries for a suggested donation of £3.50. These are confirmed to run until April 2025.

West Sussex County Council 

WSCC is offering help and advice to help those struggling with the current cost of living crisis. They offer in-person and online support to anyone who may need it. 

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