The Community Food Network is made up of a variety of groups and organisations who work together to coordinate food provision and support for our neighbours in Adur & Worthing

The network originally was funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.  The network meets bi-monthly to update each other, network and develop shared approaches, share learning and resources, brainstorm ideas to help each other, and provide mutual support.

In 2023, we were delighted to work in partnership with some of the Food Network members and Adur & Worthing Councils to raise £22,500. This paid for food for local residents during the cost of living crisis.

Read more about our Crowdfunder

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A variety of projects of all shapes and sizes regularly attend these meetings. Some provide weekly parcels and have created community cafes, others provide food on school holidays and throw community food events for neighbours.

The organisations that take an active part in the Adur & Worthing Community Food Network are:

  • Adur Community Café
  • Adur & Worthing Council
  • Broadwater Support Group
  • Community House (Worthing Homes)
  • Lancing and Sompting Food Bank
  • Food Pioneers
  • Gateway Hub
  • Fishersgate Lighthouse Church
  • Maybridge Community Church
  • Turning Tides
  • Shoreham Food Bank
  • St. Matthews Church
  • West Sussex County Council
  • Worthing Seventh Day Adventist
  • Worthing Food Foundation
  • Worthing Vegan Food Bank
  • Worthing Soup Kitchen

To find out more about the work of the Food Network please see their website

If you would like to join this network and/or the email group where we share information, or simply find out more, please email Jess Estcourt, Relationships and Development Manager

Meetings dates for 2023

Next meeting: tbc

Previous meetings:

Wednesday 7 June, 1pm to 3pm, at The Shoreham Centre, Pond Road, Shoreham-by-Sea, BN43 5WU

It was an in person catch up, where attandess heard from others about the latest developments.

Tuesday 18 April 2023, 10.00am to 11:30am on Zoom

UKHarvest Community Food Hubs

All dates and details and more information is posted on the WSCC webpage and on UKHarvest website 


Wednesday 22 February  2023

The meeting was focused on Food Models.

This report focuses on the growing demand, community action, the impact of cost of living, the role of volunteers, the challenges and the ambition of the food network to tackle food poverty in Adur and Worthing.