INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITY

Not only are we really proud of Hastings & 1066 County, we actively look for ways to have a positive impact on our local community.

We invest in the local area in a number of ways, including our Community Groups that provide valued services and events for different groups of people or communities, running the Hastings Foodbank, working with our local decision-makers to help and support them, supporting other local charities, and aiming to run our conference facility and coffee shop – the Hastings Centre and Coffee Box respectively – as social enterprises.

“I used the foodbank myself a year ago, when I was homeless and had no food. You guys are doing a really important thing!”

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At a recent supermarket collection for Hastings Foodbank, we bumped into someone who said: "I used the foodbank myself a year ago, when I was homeless and had no food. You guys are doing a really important thing!"
This person now has a home and a job and has been able to move on with life after facing some very difficult circumstances.
Later that same day, another person donated an entire trolley-load of food, saying it was just a way of giving back after receiving help from the foodbank in the past, too!

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