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 and food waste prevention education sessions, 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 and other partnerships and charities, in 2023 the programme was extended, running until April 2024. The programme prevented over 37 tonnes of food going to waste, provided food to over 11,000 people with over 70% of residents saying that they reduced food from going to waste at home.

The programme has been extended for a further 12 months, running once a month across every district and borough until April 2025:

  • 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.

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

For more information on food waste prevention across West Sussex visit our Fight against food waste page.

What is a community food hub?

Help to fight food waste at our community food hub.

Community food hubs are designed to reduce surplus food from suppliers that would have otherwise gone to waste. All residents are welcome to visit the child-friendly community food hubs and fill up a bag with delicious, rescued food.

Hubs also offer recipes, food prevention hints and tips and host information stands on various subjects including waste prevention, wellbeing and citizens advice.

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: Wednesday:
      • 6 March 2024
      • 3 April 2024
      • 1 May 2024
      • 5 June 2024
      • 3 July 2024
      • 7 August 2024
      • 4 September 2024
      • 2 October 2024
      • 6 November 2024
      • 4 December 2024
      • 5 February 2025
      • 5 March 2025
      • 2 April 2025
      • 30 April 2025
    • Time: 9.30am to 10.30am
    • Location: Sylvia Beaufoy Centre, Midhurst Road, Petworth, GU28 0ET
    • Dates: First Thursday of the month:
      • 14 March 2024
      • 11 April 2024
      • 2 May 2024
      • 6 June 2024
      • 4 July 2024
      • 1 August 2024
      • 5 September 2024
      • 3 October 2024
      • 7 November 2024
      • 5 December 2024
      • 9 January 2025
      • 6 February 2025
      • 6 March 2025
      • 3 April 2025
    • Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    • Location: Broadfield Community Centre, Broadfield Barton, Crawley, RH11 9BA
    • Dates: Third Wednesday of the month:
      • 20 March 2024
      • 17 April 2024
      • 15 May 2024
      • 19 June 2024
      • 17 July 2024
      • 21 August 2024
      • 18 September 2024
      • 16 October 2024
      • 20 November 2024
      • 18 December 2024
      • 15 January 2025
      • 19 February 2025
      • 19 March 2025
      • 16 April 2025
    • Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    • Location: Ascension Church, 110 Vale Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4JS
    • Dates: Friday:
      • 8 March 2024
      • 5 April 2024
      • 17 May 2024
      • 14 June 2024
      • 12 July 2024
      • 9 August 2024
      • 6 September 2024
      • 4 October 2024
      • 1 November 2024
      • 13 December 2024
      • 10 January 2025
      • 7 February 2025
      • 7 March 2025
      • 4 April 2025
    • Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    • Location: Southwick Community Centre, 24 Southwick Street, Southwick, Brighton, BN42 4TE
    • Dates: Second Wednesday of the month:
      • 13 March 2024
      • 10 April 2024
      • 8 May 2024
      • 12 June 2024
      • 10 July 2024
      • 14 August 2024
      • 11 September 2024
      • 9 October 2024
      • 13 November 2024
      • 11 December 2024
      • 8 January 2025
      • 12 February 2025
      • 12 March 2025
      • 9 April 2025
    • Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    • Location: Chanctonbury Leisure Centre, Spierbridge Road, Storrington, Pulborough, West Sussex, RH20 4PG
    • Dates: Fourth Wednesday of the month:
      • 27 March 2024
      • 24 April 2024
      • 22 May 2024
      • 26 June 2024
      • 24 July 2024
      • 28 August 2024
      • 25 September 2024
      • 23 October 2024
      • 27 November 2024
      • 18 December 2024
      • 22 January 2025
      • 26 February 2025
      • 26 March 2025
      • 23 April 2025
    • Time: 10.00am to 11.00am
    • Location: Sidney Walter Centre, Sussex Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 1DS
    • Dates: Third Thursday of every month (unless otherwise stated):
      • 28 March 2024
      • 25 April 2024
      • 16 May 2024
      • 20 June 2024
      • 18 July 2024
      • 15 August 2024
      • 19 September 2024
      • 17 October 2024
      • 21 November 2024
      • 19 December 2024
      • 23 January 2025
      • 20 February 2025
      • 20 March 2025
      • 10 April 2025
    • Time: 10.00am to 11.00am

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