Help and support

If you or someone you know is struggling and needs help with food, please see the information below or contact us so we can put you in touch with the relevant local service.

Help with food

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Food vouchers

Need an emergency food voucher? Please contact the Citizens Advice Help Through Hardship helpline:

0808 208 2138

The helpline is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday.

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Community hub

In an urgent money crisis? Please contact the West Sussex Community Hub helpline:

033 022 27980

The helpline is open 9am-5pm, 7 days a week (Bank Holidays 10am-2pm)

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Community food map

Visit our map and directory to find local food providers and other support services.

Information sheets

Arun and Chichester Food Partnership has created information sheets to help people find free or low-cost food in their local area.

Please click the links below to view and download individual sheets for each area within Arun and Chichester:

Bognor Regis information sheet

Chichester information sheet

Littlehampton information sheet

Petworth/NE Chichester information sheet

The Bournes information sheet

Delivery schemes and food access support

Other help and support:

Worrying about money?

We have created a useful flyer to make it easier for you to find the help you need. Find out what help and support is available using this online tool or download the leaflet.

Local help

There are many local projects and organisations that can help. Please visit our map of organisations near you.

Cost of Living Support:

Are you homeless or at risk of homelessness?

In Arun visit Arun District Council. In Chichester visit Chichester District Council.

UKHarvest Community Food Hubs

Access affordable food, learn low-cost cooking, and find support on a range of issues. Just bring a bag and a suggested donation. No one will be turned away. More information at UKHarvest.

Healthy Start

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. Find out more at Get Help to Buy Food and Milk (Healthy Start).

Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice

Covering a wide range of issues including food, energy costs, digital exclusion and much more.

There are sections on the website for maximise your finances, energy/utilities, food, health and wellbeing, travel and transport, other help/ essentials, maximise your money pack, keep safe and well all year round, energy bills and pension credit.  Get help with the cost of living in Arun and Chichester.

For personal advice and help by phone, email, in person, webchat, or video call, contact Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice.

Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester

Information gathered by the local voluntary sector about support for and responses to the cost of living crisis.

VAAC – Concern about the current cost of living crisis.