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Wealden council provides storage for Hailsham Foodbank

Hailsham Foodbank, part of a nationwide network of foodbanks supported by the Trussell Trust, works to combat poverty and hunger. The team at Hailsham Foodbank delivered more than 755 emergency food parcels to families in and around Hailsham over the Christmas period.

Wealden Council Provides Storage For Hailsham Foodbank

The temporary agreement is to provide the charity with storage while it looks for permanent premises.

Wealden Council Provides Storage For Hailsham Foodbank

Councillor Pam Doodes, Wealden’s portfolio holder for Community, said, “We are pleased to have been able to provide storage for Hailsham Foodbank, as it is a lifeline to some of our residents within the district.”

Wealden Council Provides Storage For Hailsham Foodbank

“The storage will allow the charity to continue the hard work it does to deliver food to residents in need.”

Wealden Council Provides Storage For Hailsham Foodbank

Hailsham Foodbank manager, Julie Coates, said, “We would like to thank Wealden District Council for providing the space needed to be able to continue delivering food parcels to residents within Hailsham and surrounding towns and villages.”

Wealden Council Provides Storage For Hailsham Foodbank

“We really value the space and without it we wouldn’t have been able to cope.  We gave out 755 emergency food parcels between 1-23 December. Our busiest month in the ten years since we opened! It’s been quite a challenge.

Wealden Council Provides Storage For Hailsham Foodbank

The premises in Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, are being used by Hailsham Foodbank solely for storage use. People are reminded that they must still take their foodbank voucher to the foodbank at 4 Market Square, Hailsham.

Wealden Council Provides Storage For Hailsham Foodbank

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