Permanent venue needed for vital Brighton Community Food Hub
by Brighton Council
The Brighton Community Food Hub, a not-for-profit, community-run association, is in need of a suitable long-term venue so they can continue their work for the community.
Operating since March 2022, the Food Hub helps around 700 people in Brighton and surrounding areas each fortnight by providing affordable food through the Hub Shop, grocery hampers and free or low-cost food programs.
Geoff Hull, President of The Brighton Community Food Hub, said, “The Food Hub is greatly appreciative of the generous support we have received from Brighton Council Elected Members, but without a permanent venue, the future of the Food Hub remains in doubt.”
“There are alternative venues outside of the Brighton LGA however moving the Food Hub to another LGA would greatly impact the local community and considerably reduce our volunteer base, so this is not a preferred option at this stage but will need to be considered in the near future.”
The Food Hub is currently operating from the Brighton Civic Centre (25 Green Point Road, Brighton) however, this isn’t a long-term solution. Since the end of 2022, the Brighton Food Hub committee has worked hard to find an alternative venue to run their events. Despite having approached several government departments, private individuals and similar organisations to explore partnerships, they are yet to secure a permanent venue.
Ideally, the new venue would have a small shop front and an attached storage area that can be adapted to the Food Hub’s needs, and be located within the Brighton area. This would make sure the Food Hub can keep running and supporting the community. Anyone able to offer assistance or would like more information should head to the Brighton Community Food Hub Inc Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.