COVID – 19 Food

REQUESTING URGENT ASSISTANCE FOR SOMEONE ELSE

You can now register for help for someone you identify as ‘vulnerable and with no other support’ through the council. This will help those most in need access financial and food aid. Those needing food aid will be filtered out to the hubs as they establish themselves across the city.

If you think someone is ‘extremely vulnerable’ please also register with the government scheme: register at GOV.UK or phone 0800 028 8327 as this will lead to additional support. There is a list here of conditions that would be considered in this category.

The Food Partnership has put together a webpage full of food resources during the Covid-19 pandemic. They are regularly updating this page and others on their website.

How to get food

BAMER food hubs 

  • North & West - email [email protected] or call 07912 869 536  
  • Central & East - The BMECP Food Bank provides emergency food parcels for people in crisis who live in Brighton and Hove

Food for children & families

The Department of education are offering vouchers to low-income families whose children are eligible for free school meals £15 per child per week. Schools are coordinating themselves and vouchers are being sent by email directly to the families or to school if no internet access. 

Want to help get food to those who most need it?

The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership are coordinating activity around ensuring no-one goes hungry. 

  • You can volunteer to help distribute food here 
  • Where to donate surplus food
  • Food Partnership – COVID-19: What you can do to help
  • The Food partnership have also launched a Hungry at Home fundraising campaign to ensure the most vulnerable people in our city are not left hungry indoors.
  • The Food Partnership have also put together some guidelines on organising volunteers and food hubs 
  • FareShare Sussex based in Moulsecoomb are calling on healthy and willing citizens to give up a few hours a week to help in their warehouse or go out making deliveries. 
  • The Bevy are running Bevy Meals on Wheels to deliver food to isolated people. Some days they need volunteer drivers to deliver hot meals around Moulsecoomb & Bevendean at lunchtimes. Please call the Bevy if you can on 01273 281 009.
  • The BMECP Food Bank provides emergency food parcels for people in crisis who live in Brighton and Hove and are in need of donations and volunteers. 

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