Rye Food Bank gets fresh


We are happy to report that, for the time being, demand on Rye Food Bank has stabilised.  So far in June we have seen approximately 40 adults per week with around 20 children, comprised of 31 single adults and 13 families.

We continue to receive fantastically generous donations both in goods and money, so that our stores are replenished and balanced properly to ensure clients are given a healthy range of nutritional items. Everyone who comes to the Rye Food Bank receives enough for three meals per day, for at least three days (often more) per person in the household.

The summer months have meant it is possible to provide a wonderful range of fresh goods to our clients. In usual circumstances and as a standard we only stock non-perishable items. But if fresh goods are brought to the Baptist Hall on Wednesday mornings (before the food bank opens at 1pm) our clients are very happy to receive them.

This week Hands of Hope delivered beautiful strawberries along with a range of other lovely organic freshly picked produce.  It is very uplifting for everyone who visits us to see such a sight!

A massive thank you to all our benefactors. Every donation, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated and we are so very blessed and fortunate to be able to run our food bank in the heart of such a generous community.  Thank you all so much.

Contact details for Rye Food Bank

Phone: 07526 349847 or email: ryefoodbank@gmail.com.

We are open at the Baptist Hall, behind the church in Cinque Ports Street in Rye on Wednesdays from 9am for donations and the food bank is open from 1pm until 3pm. The Rye Food Bank phone number is not manned all the time, but you can leave a message and we will respond. Email is better and this is monitored several times during the day and in the evening.

Donations make a big difference

Monetary donations can be sent to the Bexhill Food Bank Rye Branch at Barclays Bank, sort code 20-54-25, account number 83501116, through the Jempson Foundation or cheques to Rye Food Bank c/o 24 North Salts, Rye. If you donate via the Jempson Foundation and are a taxpayer, gift aid can be applied, thereby increasing the value of the donation by 25% at no cost to the donor.  If you make a bank transfer please do send us a message (via ryefoodbank@gmail.com) so we know who it is from and can send a receipt, if required.

If you need help from Rye Food Bank, contact Rother District Citizens Advice (CAB) on 01424 215055; email: help@rotherdistrictcab.org.uk, or the Hastings Advice &  Representation Centre (HARC) on 0333 344 0681; email: info@harcuk.com.

Image Credits: Mags Ivatts .

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