Accessing emergency food & financial support

Does your household need extra financial support? Lewes District Council can offer additional support, such as household support grants worth up to £250. For up to date information visit:

Are any other types of help on offer?

  • Warm homes check service – if you’re worried about keeping warm at home and you are on a low income, contact the team to get free advice and see if you qualify for help with any upgrades to things like windows, boilers, or insulation. Keep warm and well | East Sussex County Council, text WARM to 80011 or phone 0800 464 7307.
  • Advice and support. Contact Citizens Advice, who 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 that have also been given extra funding to help East Sussex residents manage extra the extra costs we are all facing this winter.
  • Citizens Advice, Lewes – Call 0808 278 7892 and leave a message or find advice online at Lewes District Citizens Advice | East Sussex Citizens Advice –

For more information visit:

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. Newhaven Baptist Church, Church Hill, Newhaven, BN9 9NA
Tel: 07312 036610

Newhaven Community Supermarket (SCDA)
Mondays 11 – 1.30pm. Pay As You Feel. Denton Island Community Centre, Newhaven, BN9 9BA Surplus food, membership required.
Tel: 01273 517250

Peacehaven Community Supermarket (SCDA) Thursdays 11 – 1.30pm. Community House, Meridian Way, Peacehaven, BN10 8BB. Surplus food, membership required.
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


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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