THE demand at Eastbourne’s Matthew 25 Mission has soared by 250 per cent during Lockdown.

Volunteers aim to support people trying to rebuild broken lives, especially those with life-threatening addiction, loneliness, bereavement, unemployment, homelessness, offending and more.

It is based in Seaside.

It provides meals for those in need, and it is that service which has seen a massive increase in demand.

At the height of Lockdown, it has been serving 1250 meals each day.

It is a charity assisting people in need and offering practical help and support to anyone, regardless of race, religion or gender. 

It provides a listening ear and sympathetic pastoral care with information and advice as well as provision of food, clothing and basic necessities.