Christmas food donations are slightly different this year due to the latest government restrictions, and consequently we have set up a Festive Food Fund so that we can purchase essential food items on your behalf.
For those still on the streets, winter is life threatening, and so we provide access to breakfast, lunch and evening meal at our day hubs and a supply of camping food packs that are an immediate hot food source.
During the current lockdown across Chichester and Arun, we are delivering fresh food parcels to:
- 32 rough sleepers temporarily housed in self-catering accommodation
- 53 people either vulnerably housed, sofa surfing or in supported accommodation
In our Hostels in Chichester and Bognor Regis we house up to 40 people, so our shopping lists are rather large, with a need for fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy produce, meat and fish a constant challenge.
We are welcoming donations to our Festive Food fund via JustGiving so that we can continue delivering fresh food and essential provisions to keep these homeless and vulnerable housed people throughout West Sussex fed and nourished during the harsh winter months.
In our hostels and hubs alone, our weekly shopping list consists of:
This year has been particularly challenging for everyone, and we are ever thankful for the many Stonepillow supporters for their ongoing donations despite their own personal circumstances.
Where can I deliver food to?
If you have donations of fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy produce, meat, and fish they will be gratefully received at our services below which are open for donations daily until 8pm.
Bognor Regis - 15 Ellasdale Rd, Bognor Regis PO21 2SG
Chichester – The Old Glassworks, St Cyriacs, Chichester, PO19 1AJ
Please note that we are currently undergoing major refurbishment works at St Joseph's on Hunston Road, so access is limited and may be prohibited.