Sadly, the restrictions in place resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have meant that our normal CHOMP service, i.e. providing free lunches and activities during the school holidays to children entitled to free school meals and families on low incomes, isn’t happening.

The financial strain hasn’t gone away, however, with many families resorting to taking out loans to pay for food, in the absence of free school meals.

In response to this situation, we are delivering food boxes containing fruit, veg, groceries, and craft packs to families with children that are particularly struggling to buy food at the moment; they may be entitled to free school meals, or other benefits, or struggling to buy food because of issues around their or their children’s health or disability. Funding permitting, we are aiming to do this every week, until the schools reopen, or we can resume our Chomp service.

Here is a short video showing the Chomp delivery service in action:

If you are a family, struggling to afford to buy food during the Covid crisis, email chomp@onechurchbrighton.org and we will get back to you.

If you want to help struggling families in Brighton and Hove by donating a fruit/veg/craft/grocery box then you can do so via this link:


Chomp Collage Week 1

And if you are a family that is particularly struggling at the moment – email us on chomp@onechurchbrighton.org and we may be able to help.

If you wish to help by volunteering during this COVID period, then email : help@onechurchbrighton.org.

We will let you know, on this website, when our normal CHOMP service will resume!

What our guests said…

“Helps us have a fun activity with other people regularly. Good timing, food delicious, and don’t have to search to entertain kids.”

“Very impressed with Chomp, lovely people, great activities, everyone deserves a massive thank you for making a real difference to kids and parents.”

“Chomp has been a lifesaver this Summer! Great activities, friendly faces & fantastic food.”

“Chomp has given an insight of a community feel, meeting with other parents who are there to listen to has been so great. Thanks for the food we have been receiving and some that has been taken home has been for a good use.”

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