Welcome to the Fitzherbert Community Hub! A community of communities, a sanctuary where the diverse people of East Brighton can connect and thrive.
Our mission is to reduce food poverty and social isolation, progressively and determinedly, by welcoming and nourishing all with food, friendship and fun; offering a safe place where local people can come to eat, form lasting relationships, exercise and belong.
We are converting the parish hall and courtyard at St John the Baptist church into a Community Hub and City Garden with a commercial standard teaching kitchen, dining area, purpose-built food bank facilities and additional meeting spaces designed to promote activity and instil a sense of belonging in your local area.
A place where you can get together with your neighbours and get to know them better. Real Junk Food Project Brighton will be running a daily ‘pay as you feel’ community café from the Hub using food that would otherwise be sent to landfill.
We are currently applying to Trusts and Foundations for grants to cover the cost of this ambitious development. You can make a donation to the project by contacting us here.
What’s on at the FCH Hub
Food at the Fitzherbert Community Hub
During the construction of the Fitzherbert Community Hub in the parish hall the foodbank will remain open and operating from St John the Baptist Church.
Foodbank opening times:
From September 2022 The Real Junk Food Project Brighton’s Community Cafe will be reopening at St John the Baptist parish hall.
You will be able to eat a delicious lunch made from food that would otherwise go to landfill on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis.
Thanks for donations
Our thanks go to the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, FareShare Sussex, Sussex Gleaning Network, The Real Junk Food Project Brighton, Brighton Food Factory, Brighton & Hove City Council, the SVP Our Lady of Lourdes, Rottingdean and the Albert Gubay Foundation for food donations.
If you have any questions about the food at the Fitzherbert Community Hub or you’d like to make a donation, you can get in touch via our contact page. Click the button below
You can also find more information about the Emergency Food Network in Brighton & Hove here.
Latest News & stories
The Fitzherbert Blog
For updates on the Fitzherbert Community Hub project, fundraising news, information about what’s on at the Hub and the latest from our partners, check out the blog here.
In this latest short video, project lead, Herb Nahapiet, gives us another update on construction and fundraising progress for the Fitzherbert Community Hub due to open this September.
We’re making great progress on the renovation of the Parish Hall. Check out our Fitzherbert Community Hub construction update with new pictures.
Watch a short video featuring Father Kieron O’Brian about the Foodbank at the St John the Baptist Church, which will remain open until Fitzherbert Community Hub opens in September 2022.
Videos from Stories of Note
Check out the latest video from local filmmaker Stories of Note, documenting the development of the Fitzherbert Community Hub. And you can see more short films here.
Find out about our partners
Brighton Table Tennis Club, Real Food Project Brighton, Voices in Exile and St John the Baptist Church are working together on the Fitzherbert Community Hub project with a shared vision to reduce food poverty and social isolation in East Brighton.
THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS
This project would not be possible if it wasn’t for the support of the following organisations.