Affordable food, support and advice open to all. No referral needed.

WSCC and UKHarvest

In October 2022 the County Council launched a six month pilot project to encourage people to take advantage of surplus food rescue services, which in turn works to reduce the amount of edible food that ends up in people’s household rubbish bins.

Due to the success of the pilot, working with UKHarvest, Biffa and other partnerships and charities, the programme has been extended to include seven community hubs, one in each district and borough running until April 2024:

  • Adur: Southwick
  • Arun: Bognor Regis
  • Chichester: Petworth
  • Crawley: Broadfield
  • Horsham: Storrington
  • Mid Sussex: Haywards Heath
  • Worthing: Worthing

Each district and borough will host a UKHarvest community food hub once a month where, for a suggested small donation, people will be able to pick up a wide selection of surplus foods which would have otherwise ended up as waste from suppliers.

Education sessions will also be held to help people reduce their food waste and save money, for example, by using up leftovers, batch cooking, or using a slow cooker. Keep an eye on our website for more information.

For further waste saving info, tips and recipes visit UKHarvest's Fed and Nourished page.

What is a community food hub?

Help to fight food waste at our community food hub.

Community food hubs are open to all residents, you do not need a referral (that some food banks require) and are designed to help rescue food from suppliers that would otherwise have gone to waste.

Access affordable food, learn low-cost cooking and find support on a range of social issues.

Taking place at locations and times to suit you.

Please bring your own bag.

Suggested donation: £3.50

Locations of community food hubs in West Sussex

    • Location: Bognor Youth and Community Centre, Westloats Lane, Bognor Regis, PO21 5JZ
    • Dates: First Wednesday of each month (unless otherwise stated):
      • 6 December 2023
      • Thursday 11 January 2024 - 3.00pm to 4.00pm
      • 7 February 2024
      • 6 March 2024
      • 3 April 2024
    • Time: 10.00am to 11.00am (unless otherwise stated)
    • Location: Sylvia Beaufoy Centre, Midhurst Road, Petworth, GU28 0ET
    • Dates: Thursday:
      • 9 November 2023
      • 7 December 2023
      • 18 January 2024
      • 15 February 2024
      • 14 March 2024
      • 11 April 2024
    • Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    • Location: Broadfield Community Centre, Broadfield Barton, Crawley, RH11 9BA
    • Dates: Wednesday:
      • 15 November 2023
      • 20 December 2023
      • 17 January 2024
      • 21 February 2024
      • 20 March 2024
      • 17 April 2024
    • Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    • Location: Ashenground Community Centre, Southdown Close, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4JR
    • Dates: Friday:
      • 1 December 2023
      • 12 January 2024
      • 9 February 2024
      • 8 March 2024
      • 5 April 2024
    • Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    • Location: Southwick Community Centre, 24 Southwick Street, Southwick, Brighton, BN42 4TE
    • Dates: Wednesday:
      • 8 November 2023
      • 13 December 2023
      • 10 January 2024
      • 14 February 2024
      • 13 March 2024
      • 10 April 2024
    • Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    • Location: Chanctonbury Leisure Centre, Spierbridge Road, Storrington, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 4PG
    • Dates: Wednesday (unless otherwise stated):
      • 22 November 2023
      • Thursday 14 December 2023 - 3.00pm to 4.00pm
      • 24 January 2024
      • 28 February 2024
      • 27 March 2024
      • 24 April 2024
    • Time: 10.00am to 11.00am (unless otherwise stated)
    • Location: Sidney Walter Centre, Sussex Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1DS
    • Dates: Thursday:
      • 23 November 2023
      • 21 December 2023
      • 25 January 2024
      • 29 February 2024
      • 28 March 2024
      • 25 April 2024
    • Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

For a full list of UKHarvest community food hubs visit the UKHarvest website.