Accessing emergency food & financial support

Does your household need extra financial support? There are a range of services, grants and support available.

Useful resources:

  • Citizens Advice, Lewes District – can help direct you a range of advice and help services. They can also put you in touch with a range of voluntary groups and foodbanks across East Sussex. Call 0808 278 7892 and leave a message or find advice online at Lewes District Citizens Advice | East Sussex Citizens Advice –
  • Welcome spaces safe, non-judgemental spaces where you can: sit and be warm, study or work on your laptop (with access to Wi-fi), have a hot drink, be with company, access advice or information on things such as debt, bills, benefits and food. Visit to find out more
  • Lewes District Food Partnership, Grow Cook Eat network – brings together community-centred opportunities to grow, cook and eat together, including community meals and produce sharing. Visit to find a project near you
  • Healthy Start – If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be able to access help to buy healthy food and milk. Visit to find out more

Visit for more information about available support

Food Banks & Community Food Hubs
There are food banks & affordable food projects across Lewes District. Some of the foodbanks require a referral and some you can contact directly.

Havens Food Cooperative’s Community Pantry
Open every day, 365 days a year from 9am. 2a Thompson Road, Denton, BN9 0RS. Surplus food, available for anyone to collect.
Tel: 01273 918226

Monday afternoons – food collection from 1-2.30pm
Community Cafe from 12.30pm
Christ Church, Prince Edward’s Road, Lewes, BN7 1BL
Tel: 07598 713444

Landport Foodbank
Mondays 2 – 3pm. Tenants Resource Centre, 2a Horsefiled Road, Lewes, BN7 2TA. Referral needed.
Tel: 07793 953446

Malling Foodbank
Mondays 12-1pm. Kings Church, Unit 3, Brooks Road, Lewes, BN7 2BY. Referral needed.
Tel: 07539 306585

Newhaven Baptist Church Foodbank Wednesdays & Fridays 9.30am – 12pm (summer hours). Newhaven Baptist Church, Church Hill, Newhaven, BN9 9NA Tel: 07312 036610 Email: 

Newhaven Community Supermarket and Cafe (SCDA)
Tuesdays 11 – 1.30pm. Pay As You Feel. Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven, BN9 9BA Surplus food, membership required, get in touch to sign up
Tel: 01273 517250

Peacehaven Community Supermarket and Cafe (SCDA) Thursdays 11 – 1.30pm. Community House, Meridian Way, Peacehaven, BN10 8BB. Surplus food, membership required, get in touch to sign up.
Tel: 01273 517250

Ringmer Foodbank Mondays 11am – 12pm. Ringmer Village Hall, Ringmer Library, Lewes, BN8 5QH Referral Needed
01825750283 or 07494656725 and contact via the website

SEA Community Larder Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 10am – 1pm. SEA Climate Hub, Seaford. Surplus food, available for anyone to collect.

Seahaven Storehouse Foodbank
Thursdays 11.30am – 2pm. Seaford Community Church, 115 – 117 Vale Road, Seaford, BN25 3HB Referral Needed
Tel: 07921 844930
Email: Website:

Please note that many delivery services are ending, so organisations may only be able to offer a delivery if you have a serious health condition or disability. Please check with your local organisation.

For more information about Lewes District Food Partnership visit

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