The Brighton Deputy Council leader is raising funds for the local food bank

The vice chairman of the council has given up sweet snacks as part of a fundraiser for a food bank.

Hannah Allbrooke, who represents Brunswick and Adelaide on Brighton and Hove City Council, is raising money for Cornerstone Community Center in Church Road, Hove by taking on a ‘No Sweets November’ challenge.

The plaque, which opened in the Cllr Allbrooke community last year, invites people every Friday to come along and get supported for two hours.

She said: “Demand has been extreme. I have supported the Tafel with personal donations as well as donations from my community budget, but they need more help.”

The Argus: Councilwoman Allbrooke said the panel has seenCouncilwoman Allbrooke said the panel has seen “extreme” demand in her community since it opened last year (Image: Brighton and Hove City Council)

Cllr Allbrooke, who described herself as an “extreme snacker”, said: “I’m sure the challenge will be difficult for me – but nowhere near as difficult as the predicament of people caught up in the absolute deception of our government have to starve.”

She has so far raised £390 of her £500 goal, which will help the food bank fund grocery purchases.

Food donations can be brought to the center on Friday morning to be given to families in need in the BN3 area.

People seeking support can get help from the center every Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. by appointment only. Slots can be booked by calling 07483 819293 or emailing

In Brighton and Hove, over 6,000 people in the city have access to emergency food every week, according to the council The Brighton Deputy Council leader is raising funds for the local food bank

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