EASTBOURNE Foodbank has revealed that one third of children in the town are living in poverty.

This will shock many residents around Eastbourne.

Child poverty in two parts of Sussex, the constituencies of Hastings and Rye, and Eastbourne, is among the worst in the south, according to new figures.

Eastbourne Foodbank provides help for many suffering families.

Chief Executive Officer Howard Wardle, pictured, said: “Figures produced by ‘End Child Poverty’ say child poverty in Eastbourne is running at 32.6 per cent.

“But because the figures were measured before the pandemic and many families have seen their income cut, it is suggested the true proportion of children in poverty is actually significantly worse.

“If you need help because of financial problems, please call our team on 01323 409925. Our advice is totally free.”