Chichester District Food Bank (CDFB) opened in September 2012 with support from seven local churches. They provide emergency food parcels for families and individuals in crisis in the Chichester District of West Sussex. The area they cover includes Chichester city, as well as major rural communities in Selsey, Petworth, Midhurst and surrounding villages.
The impact of Covid-19 has affected all areas of our lives and we need to continue to stand united with those who are struggling at this time. In the last year 2020-2021 the Trussell Trust reported another significant jump of 39% of people claiming an emergency food parcel. As part of our outward Christian ethos we are always looking at how we can enable our students to help those around them live life in all its fullness. Food is a basic need which when not met means life gets very difficult.
As a whole school we came together on Thursday 4th November for our third annual Food Bank appeal. It was incredible, yet again, to see so many students bringing in a donation and many donating several items. For example, while they may not weigh much, we had a big bag full of toothbrushes, sanitary items and a crate full of toothpaste! All of these items, along with all the food, will go a long way this winter to helping those in need in our district.
The overall total weight we have donated over the past three years now stands at 2,442.1kg! This means that we have helped 223 people have access to an emergency food parcel in the last three years.
Mrs R Bradberry, Worship Coordinator