In the midst of the current crisis, we have a great opportunity as a church to CARE for our city.

Now more than ever we feel the importance of caring for our city and the most vulnerable around us. Over the years at Emmanuel, we have engaged in many different ways to provide practical help and support to those in need.

Food banks

As part of our involvement in four Foodbanks (Brighton, Whitehawk, Fishersgate & Shoreham) and the Nightshelter, we are also working with other agencies in the city, coordinating the collection, organisation and delivery of food to the most vulnerable and in need in the city.

To do this we need a small army of volunteers. You can help out by simply giving a couple of hours each week (or more) if you have the time available?

If you'd like to volunteer by giving some of your time to help, please use the following link to fill out a Next Step form and select the "I'd like to volunteer for CARE" option, and someone will be in touch with you to follow up.

Complete a volunteer form by clicking here

Food items needed for the Brighton food bank (Urgent items in BOLD)

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • UHT milk
  • Oat milk
  • UHT fruit juices/cordials
  • Pulses; Beans/lentils etc
  • Bakes beans/spaghetti
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Meat & ready meals
  • Rice
  • Dry pasta
  • Pasta sauces
  • Tinned soup
  • Cuppa soup
  • Cereals
  • Porridge oats
  • Biscuits

The food can be dropped off at the Clarendon Centre on Thursday's between 9 - 11am.

Here are a few ways in which we can respond to this pandemic and care for those around us.

Emmanuel Communities

Please contact your local community leaders to let them know if you have time, a car or availability to connect with your local community in any way.


Throughout the month of November last year, we ran giving campaign into exactly caring for our city and the most vulnerable around us. The money given will enable the CARE team to deliver many different initiatives that we are involved in, in our local area.

Click here to GIVE online

Watch a video from Joel Virgo introducing the Care for our City giving campaign

In this video, we go on location to two of the projects we are involved in as well as meet the team who make ‘Care For Our City’ happen.

In this Sunday’s video, Rob Liddiard talks to us about how we mentor and counsel those in need. He particular highlights KEYS Community Detox which we are a part of. A programme to help people escape from alcohol and drug addiction.

In this video, Naomi White and Georgia Collier talk us through how we are using our Emmanuel buildings to Care For Our City.

In our final video of the Care For Our City campaign, Matt Davis shows us the food bank projects we are involved in.