Real stories



'The week before last a lady came in to the foodbank looking very sad and 'grey'. She was clearly having a difficult time. There were just three of us helping that day so I went off to pack up the food for this client and another one whilst the other volunteers made tea and chatted to the clients. When I returned with the food there was a really lovely atmosphere in the room. Everyone was chatting and there was laughter! One of the other clients said he didn't need his jam and wanted to give it to the lady. Then she started looking through her bags and was so excited. She said everything was her favourite and she could not remember when she last had chocolate biscuits. She said she felt so depresssed when she got up that day but now everything had turned around. I couldn't believe the transformation!

Everyone left smiling. The two men went to the park bench in front of the church rooms and carried on their conversation in the sun. The lady kept thanking us and said we were stars.

We felt we had made a little bit of difference, if only for a short time.' Julia, foodbank volunteer.


'Food - a basic requirement of life - this fundamental need is not just difficult but almost impossible for some people to meet. The more I've worked at the foodbank the more I have realised the impact that seeking 'charity' has had on people's lives; it is not an easy thing to do, people feel ashamed that they cannot provide for themsleves let alone their families and I feel humbled by this.' Dianne, foodbank volunteer.

A huge thank you to all those who donated food in the weeks before Christmas. We try to thank every donor individually but we were so blessed and overwhelemed with the level of donations this year we may not have taken everyone's details. If you don't get a personal thank you, our apologies - we are very grateful!

As a result of the generosity of local people, we were able to give out over thirty food paarcels to families who would otherwise have struggled over Christmas, feeding well over a hundred people for several days over the Christmas period.

Thank you!

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St Andrews Methodist Church
Crawley Road, Horsham


Wednesdays 16:00 to 18:00

Christian Life Centre
51 East Street Horsham (Opposite the Job Centre)


Fridays 13:00 to 15:00

Quaker Meeting House, Worthing Road, Horsham


Thursdays 10:00 to 12:00

Little Footsteps Children & Family Centre
24-26 West Street, Storrington, West Sussex. RH20 4EE


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We urgently need

donations of:

  • sugar

  • instant mash

  • tinned potatoes

  • long life fruit juice.

We accept donations at our Blatchford Road office in Horsham between 9.30am and 3.30pm Monday to Saturday.

Horsham District foodbank fed over 1400 people in the last financial year, of whom nearly 500 were children. These are people in real need in Horsham district and without generous donations from the public we could not provide emergency short term food for them.

We rely on food donations to feed local people in crisis. Donations of non-perishable food are always welcome, but please make sure the food is well within its use-by or best before date. Click here to download our full shopping list.

Donations of shampoo, toothbushes, female hygiene products and other toiletries are also very welcome.

Donations can be brought to Micah House, Blatchford Road, Horsham RH13 5QR. Opening hours are Tuesday to Saturday 09:30 to 15:30, or by arrangement. Please clearly mark boxes or bags of food with your details so that once the food is weighed, we can thank you properly.


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