Hendy Foundation has donated £333 to Whitehawk Foodbank which provides short term emergency provisions for those in Whitehawk and the wider East Brighton area
Sean Avard, food bank manager said clients needing support has increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic.
He said: “Before the pandemic we were providing food for around 50 people per week but this has risen to more than 220 adults and 150 children per week.
"Each meal costs an average of £1.65 so the Hendy Foundation donation has provided 201 meals to those in need and we thank the foundation for thinking of us at this time."
Hendy Foundation chair Rebecca Hendy said the trustees had pledged to help a number of foodbanks during the crisis.