Chichester foodbank is “running out of food” for the first time in 10 years

Chichester Cathedral launches a campaign to gather 250kg of food for people struggling to eat.

This Advent and Christmas, Chichester Cathedral are seeking to raise over 250kg of food donations for people in crisis across the Chichester district.

Additional donation points have been set up around the 940-year-old place of worship, with contributions going to Chichester District Foodbank.

Currently marking its tenth anniversary, the Foodbank is a project founded by local churches and community groups, working together towards stopping hunger in the Chichester district. 

Maggie Saffery is part of the team at the Foodbank, and also an active member of the Cathedral community. She explained: 

"For the first time in ten years the Foodbank is running out of food. We are experiencing hungry children and adults coming to the Distribution Centre. Many have turned off their power, so great is the fear that they will not be able to pay their rent. The majority of Foodbank users are in work, some even have more than one job; wages are low and the cost of living is sky­rocketing. We regularly see junior nurses and teachers. 250kg of food donations would be wonderful, to exceed the target would be miraculous."

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