Haywards Heath Town Council & Haywards Heath Covid-19 Mutual Aid launch the Haywards Heath ‘Emergency Food Hub’ to support the Foodbank during the coronavirus pandemic.
Haywards Heath Town Council and Haywards Heath Covid-19 Mutual Aid today launch the Haywards Heath ‘Emergency Food Hub’, supported by Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove, Mid Sussex District Council and Mid Sussex Voluntary Action with the blessing of Haywards Heath Foodbank. The ‘Emergency Food Hub’ will provide food to families that the Haywards Heath Foodbank cannot reach due to capacity, and those who find themselves (in the first instance) outside of the referral system.
Cllr Alastair McPherson, Town Mayor, says:
“The impact of the coronavirus has hit many organisations hard and the Town Council, Haywards Heath Covid-19 Mutual Aid and Mid Sussex District Council worked together to get the Food Bank up and running again. However, it quickly became apparent that the Foodbank needed assistance with the growing capacity needs caused by the coronavirus.
Working with Haywards Heath Covid-19 Mutual Aid, the District Council and Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove we are determined to ensure we are able to support our Town through this crisis. Today we are therefore launching the Haywards Heath ‘Emergency Food Hub’ which will provide a complimentary service to the Foodbank in Haywards Heath during this pandemic.
I am so proud to say that this is another example of the wonderful community we are able to draw from in our Town. I have so many people and organisations to thank. Firstly, I would like to thank the Town Council and Haywards Heath Covid-19 Mutual Aid for their hard work and funding for this project and Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove and their staff and supporters for their work, their experience and premises.