Volunteer power – A foodbank copes with quadrupling demand

The Vale Community Centre Food Bank is a Craven Vale Community Association project. They experienced a rise from 25 to almost 100 households at peak in lockdown. To meet this demand, they were supported to move site to the closed Edge Community Centre and merge with the Pankhurst Area. Sim, the lead volunteer, set about … Read more

Community led – a new food hub is formed

The Phoenix Residents’ Group is an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of people in the Phoenix area of Brighton and nearby. As the Covid-19 crisis unfolded, Sarah, Chair and Amy-Lou, secretary, coordinated local action. They brought in local stakeholders like Hyde Housing, the council and the local community forum. It became apparent that the … Read more

Resilient community response to lockdown: A foodbank adapts.

As the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown continue to impact some of the most vulnerable in our communities, we are sharing stories about some of the awesome individuals and communities making such a positive difference across Brighton & Hove. This second collection of hero stories will focus on how our communities and … Read more

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