Food and food bills
With pressure on household incomes some families may have less money available to spend on food or may be in crisis and have no money left for essentials. Whatever your situation, there are a number of local options.
Access to food
The Love Your Neighbour Project at St John's Crawley can help with:
- Food bank parcel (subject to eligibility)
- A regular phone call
- Vital errands or other specific needs such as, shopping, prescription collection and delivery
If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.
If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops.
You can use your card to buy:
- Plain liquid cow’s milk
- Fresh, frozen, and tinned fruit and vegetables
- Fresh, dried, and tinned pulses
- Infant formula milk based on cow’s milk
Giving Back Crawley is a homeless charity. It provides free meals and support to those living in temporary accommodation, street homeless or sofa surfing.
FreeShop Crawley provides food, toiletries and baby essentials without any associated costs.
The Salvation Army in Horsham provides help for Crawley residents, including help with food supplies.
The Cornerstone cafe at St Andrew’s Church Furnace Green is open from 10am to 4pm Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during school term times.
The Cafe in the Park in Maidenbower Park Community Club is open from 8.30am Monday to Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday.
Coffee Mornings at St Alban's Gossops Green take place from 10am to 12pm on Thursdays at the Community Cafe.
The Broadfield Church cafe at Broadfield Community Centre is open from 9.30am to 12.30pm on Mondays.
Elim Church's Hot Meals service offers hot meals to families or indivduals who are struggling financially. Christians Against Poverty are also present and can provide budgeting and debt advice. You will need to be referred to access this service and we can help you with this.
Saving money on your food bills
Maggy’s Discounted Food is a discounted food wholesalers open to the public.
The OLIO app helps to connect neighbours to reduce food waste by sharing food in communities.
The Too Good To Go app provides access to discounted food from high street shops, cafes and restaurants.