Foodbank Warehouse opens after settling in permanent location
The Mayor and Deputy Mayor were delighted to officially open the new Haywards Heath Foodbank Warehouse and join their Coronation Celebrations.
The new Foodbank Warehouse is now situated in Delaware Road in Haywards Heath and encompasses the new Haywards Heath Baby Bank, launched on 1st February this year.
Cllr Howard Mundin, Town Mayor, Haywards Heath comments: “I am truly delighted to see the Haywards Heath Foodbank finally settled in a permanent home in a suitable location. The former electrical warehouse has a fantastic shelving system and boxes, allowing the foodbank volunteers to easily organise, display and access its products.
“It’s quite remarkable that the determined efforts of the volunteers, who had to move premises many times, has now resulted in in them having this brilliant new facility, including a mezzanine floor to house the newly launched Baby Bank. The selfless devotion of these wonderful volunteers to help others is a shining example to us all.
“My Deputy Mayor, Alastair and I were so honoured to officially open this new warehouse for the Haywards Heath Foodbank and took time to personally thank all the volunteers who dedicate so much of their time here. Alastair and Haywards Heath Town Council have been very happy to help the foodbank and to work together with them, particularly during the recent covid pandemic, and it was truly heartening and joyous to see the pride on the faces of the volunteers as they showed us around their new Foodbank Warehouse.
“Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers and I must also pay a special thank you to Steve Crane, Head Chef at Ockenden Manor, who took time out of his busy schedule to produce wonderful Coronation Cakes and a Coronation Trifle to help the foodbank with their Coronation celebrations”.
The Haywards Heath Foodbank is now situated at Unit A, 9 Delaware Road, Haywards Heath, RH16 3 UX. For more information on the Haywards Heath Foodbank, please visit haywardsheath.foodbank.org.uk