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Christmas Hamper Project

A Helping Hand this Christmas


Could you give a helping hand to families and individuals in need this Festive Season?

Many people on low incomes are struggling with the rising cost of living and Christmas can be a particularly difficult time with extra expense but no extra money.

A partnership of local organisations is asking local businesses, schools, churches and others to collect items from a list of food needed to make up Christmas Food Hampers. The hampers will be delivered to approximately 250 families and individuals in the Burgess Hill area in time for Christmas.

The groups organising the initiative include Burgess Hill District Lions Club, The King’s Church Mid-Sussex, Burgess Hill Community Food Bank, Burgess Hill Town Council and Burgess Hill Youth.  Sussex Clubs for Young People will be also providing support with their Purple Bus to assist with the transportation of food.

If you can help, please refer to the How to Get Involved flyer.

You can bring your donations to the Town Council Help Point on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-12, on Fridays 9-4.30, to Scrapless (Unit 25-29 The Martlets Shopping Centre) or to Tesco Burgess Hill during opening hours.

Food List:

Tea bags/instant coffee
Longlife fruit juice
Tinned vegetables – carrots/peas/sweetcorn
Pasta Sauces
Meat/Meatballs (tinned)
Fruit (tinned)
Tinned tomatoes
Tinned custard
Angel Delight
Jelly (packet)
Rice pudding (tinned)
UHT Milk

Please DO NOT add other items to the box; we want them all to be similar. Please buy products that are of a nice quality and do not buy value items.

Christmas Hamper Project Flyer, image links to a PDF of the flyer

Christmas Hamper Flyer, image links to PDF of flyer