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This Christmas local organisations and churches are working together to provide and distribute Christmas hampers to people in need.

Many people on low incomes are struggling with the rising cost of living and Christmas can be a particularly difficult time with extra expense but no extra money.

A partnership of local organisations asks local businesses, schools, churches and others to collect items from a list of food needed to make up Christmas Food Hampers. In 2020 these hampers were delivered to approximately 250 families and individuals in the Burgess Hill area in time for Christmas. Sussex Clubs for Young People also provided support with their Purple Bus to assist with the transportation of food.

The groups organising the initiative in 2021 include Burgess Hill District Lions Club, The King’s Church Mid-Sussex, Burgess Hill Community Food Bank, Burgess Hill Town Council and Burgess Hill Youth. 

How you can help - deliveries

Once all of the donations we receive are sorted and repackaged, they need to be delivered and we can't do any of this without your help! 


If you're free to help deliver the hampers between 11am - 2pm on Friday 3 December and/or Sunday 5 December, please sign up for a delivery slot here:

How you can help - donations

Set up a collection point in your place of work, and encourage colleagues to collect items listed. Deliver your donations to The King's Centre on Monday 29th November

Buy some of the items listed, and drop them into one of our collection points. 

Make a financial donation, search for 'Burgess Hill Community Food Bank' on - this will go directly to the Burgess Hill Community Food Bank. 

List of food

Collection points

Tea bags
Instant Coffee
Longlife fruit juice
Tinned vegetables – carrots/peas/sweetcorn
Pasta Sauces
Tinned Meat/meatballs
Tinned Fruit
Tinned tomatoes
Tinned custard
Angel delight
Jelly packet
Rice pudding
UHT Milk
Chocolate selection box

Please do not add other items, we want them all to be similar. Please buy products of a nice quality and do not buy value items.

Tesco Main Store

Burgess Hill

Town Council Help Point

Burgess Hill 


Burgess Hill 

Halifax Building Society

Burgess Hill 


Maple Drive, Burgess Hill

To find out more

For more information please contact or download the flyer by clicking the image below. 

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