Worthing ice cream shop sets up community food bank

A Worthing ice cream shop has set up its own food bank, where people are welcome to help themselves.

Bee Sweet ice cream parlour, in South Farm Road, was launched in July last year and it is currently open for deliveries and takeaway of ice creams, doughnuts and milk shakes seven days a week.

Thanks to generous donations, a food bank has been set up just inside the door and people in need are welcome to fill a bag with items from the pile.

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Owner Laura Weeks said: “Worthing people have really got behind our food bank. It’s just inside the door to the left, with some carriers bags, and anyone needing some bits please pop in and just grab a bag full, you don’t need to talk to us.

Bee Sweet in Worthing has set up a food bank for families in need

“We have also delivered free doughnut platters to places nominated on our Facebook page and provided free hot drinks every evening to key workers.”

The food bank is available from 4pm to 10pm, seven days a week.

Laura said: “We’ve opened in a challenging year, with three lockdowns, and managed to supply free school meals, free doughnut platters and hot drinks to key workers and a food bank for families in need, which we can personally deliver. All because we chose to for this community.

“We are learning in business and this pandemic as we go. I never expected to get this busy through this lockdown and as ever, I and the team appreciate all our customers.”