New home for Brighton Food Hub

by Brighton Council
The new shop

Since opening the new Food Hub Shop at 86 Jetty Road, Old Beach (at Cloak Oval), the Brighton Community Food Hub has been busier than ever.

Over 150 people have passed through the Hub’s doors each week since the new opening. Food Hub Secretary Caroline Bedelph said, “Opening the Hub Shop has taken a lot of hard work by our volunteers but, as a food relief service, it also means many more fami­lies struggling with rising cost of living expenses are able to access affordable food.”

Inside the new shop

“It’s great to be able to help out when there are so many people struggling to keep their heads above water trying to pay ever increasing costs and put enough food on the table for their kids,” she added.

The cost of living crisis has worsened in 2024, with the Food Hub experiencing a 60% increase in the number of peo­ple accessing food relief ser­vice since March 2023. “This number continues to increase as more and more people find themselves struggling with supermarket prices,” said Caroline.

The Food Hub’s research shows that 58% of people attending the Food Hub said they are regularly worried about not having enough food to feed their families, with par­ents often skipping meals so their children can eat. “Brigh­ton Council staff and elected members have worked closely with the Food Hub to secure the new building and we sincerely thank them for their commitment to the Food Hub and the surrounding commu­nity,” said Caroline.

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