£200

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Horsham Matters Ltd

Horsham District Foodbank

Every day people in the Horsham District go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy & illness to unexpected bills. The Horsham District Foodbank provides a minimum of three days' emergency food and support to people experiencing a crisis.
Charity Registration No: 1116253

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Story

Jane's husband had recently lost his job, while she was receiving Employment and Support Allowance. Jane reported her change in circumstances to the District Council. Unfortunately, there was a delay in processing this change and Jane was contacted by the Housing Benefit department to inform her that she would now need to claim Universal Credit. This would replace all of Jane's benefits but it would not be paid for at least 5 weeks. At the same period, Jane's Personal Independence Payment (PIP) had been stopped , leaving her, and her husband and child, to survive on Child Benefit and her son's Disability Living Allowance. Therefore, without any money, Jane had to turn to the Foodbank to feed her family. Jane states that the reception she received from the foodbanks could not have been more welcoming. The volunteers immediately put her at ease. Jane said, she felt upset, ashamed and embarrassed about needing to use the foodbank, but when she went along she was made to feel comfortable and not in any way judged.

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Diana McGlue

1 month ago

Congratulations on getting this method of donation to support Horsham foodbanks up and running - perhaps an email to all supporters advertising it might be appropriate now.....

£200.00

+ £50 Gift Aid

About the charity

Horsham Matters Ltd
Horsham Matters Ltd

Horsham Matters is a Christian charity that aims to demonstrate love of our neighbour by relieving hardship through the provision of essential services (food, fuel and shelter) in order to make a positive, long-lasting impact on people's lives.

Charity Registration No: 1116253

https://horsham-matters.org.uk

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£200.00

+ £50.00 Gift Aid

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£200.00

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Horsham District Foodbank

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