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 2022 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 2023 includes Burgess Hill District Lions Club, The King's Church, Burgess Hill 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 08 December and/or 12 noon - 3pm on Sunday 10 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 by the morning of Wednesday 06 December.
Buy some of the items listed, and drop them into either The King's Church, Burgess Hill or Town Council Help Point, Burgess Hill.
Make a financial donation, search for 'Burgess Hill Community Food Bank' on peoplesfundraising.com - this will go directly to the Burgess Hill Community Food Bank.
List of food
Tea bags/Instant coffee
Tinned vegetables – carrots/peas/sweetcorn
Rice pudding (tinned)
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.