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."


We have a small favour to ask.

Hundreds of thousands of local listeners across Sussex have placed their trust in V2 Radio’s commitment to proper local radio since we started broadcasting in January 2021, tuning in to us to for company, local news, local travel, events and entertainment.

Unlike many others, V2 Radio has no shareholders and no billionaire owner, nor do we receive any licence fees. Just the determination and passion to deliver a quality and impartial service to our communities we serve across Sussex. And we provide all this for free, for everyone to listen to across the airwaves and to read on our website & mobile app. Everyone can benefit from open access to all our content regardless of their ability to pay for it.

Every contribution, however big or small, powers our ability to invest in campaigns like our charity appeals, our unbiased journalism and it also helps to sustain the future of V2 Radio for many years to come.

More from Sussex News

On Air Now The V2 Radio Nightshift Midnight - 6:30am
Now Playing
Pointless Lewis Capaldi
Recently Played
  • Cuddly Toy Roachford 1:45
  • Can You Feel The Force Real Thing 1:41
  • The One That Got Away Katy Perry 1:38