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 progressively and determinedly reduce food poverty and social isolation 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
Brighton Table Tennis Club Food Hub
The Brighton Table Tennis Club Food Hub is currently open and operating for food collection only from St John the Baptist parish hall.
Tuesdays and Thursdays 12.30 – 4.30pm
Sunday 12.30 – 2.30pm
As well as food and other essential items, cooked meals prepared by the Real Junk Food Project will be available to take away.
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 and Brighton & Hove City Council for food donations.
If you have any questions about the Food Hub or you’d like to make a donation, please do get in contact by email at
You can 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 the latest film from Stories of Note, we hear from Food Hub Volunteer, Marek about his story and his vision for the Fitzherbert Community Hub.
Having now secured planning permission, we will appoint contractors by Spring 2021 and commence the build in Summer 2021. The Hub and Community Garden will be fully operational by Autumn 2021.
In the latest film from local filmmaker Stories of Note, Father Kieron discusses the importance of working in partnership in the development of the Fitzherbert Community Hub.
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.