Sussex

FareShare Sussex was established in 2002 by City Gate Community Projects. The team redistributes surplus food to organisations within the city of Brighton and Hove and the Worthing area, which feed vulnerable groups.

Though Brighton is situated in the south-east of England, the statistics for poverty, deprivation and homelessness outstrip the regional figures and a number of wards are in the most deprived 5% of the country. Brighton also suffers with extremely high levels of drug addiction, consistently recording the highest drug-related death rate in the country.

Many of the volunteers at FareShare Sussex are recruited from the projects FareShare delivers to. Volunteers are provided with accredited training, support and structure to help improve their employment chances.


Voices from FareShare Sussex…

FareShare Sussex, Guy volunteer


“It gives me a routine and time schedule to keep. I also meet and mix with other volunteers. There are training opportunities and I have learnt about healthier food. All this has helped build my confidence and self-esteem.” 
Guy, driver

FareShare Sussex, Lunch Positive


“(FareShare) helps us to provide tasty, filling and nutritious food to homeless and isolated people in Brighton. This gives them the energy to begin to change their lives.”
St Anne’s Brighton


News from the FareShare Regions


20th June 2018

FareShare launches nationwide campaign to fight hunger among schoolchildren over summer holiday

FareShare has launched ActiveAte, a nationwide campaign providing meals for children at risk of food poverty this summer.

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31st May 2018

Free sanitary products project extended in Scotland

People from low-income households across Scotland will be able to receive free sanitary products from FareShare. Following the successful pilot in Aberdeen, FareShare will receive over £500,000 to distribute sanitary products with the aim of reaching an estimated 18,800 more people.

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23rd April 2018

Happy St George’s Day!

FareShare has 15 Regional Centres across England, who support charities feeding 280,000 people every week. So far in 2018, together they redistributed 2,600 tonnes of food – enough for 6.2 million meals.

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FareShare Sussex

Unit 3-4 Fairway Business Centre
Westergate Road, Brighton BN2 4JZ

Tel: 01273 671111
Email: [email protected]
Donate: Sussex on Justgiving

Contact: Rachel Carless / Sophie Pike

Partner Organisation: City Gate Community Projects

    

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