Donation to Peasmarsh Recreation Ground

The Jempson Foundation recently made a donation to Peasmarsh Recreation Ground for the refurbishment of their Sports Pavilion.

Hilary Pankhurst said, “We would like to thank The Jempson Foundation for their support. The donation is gratefully received and will go towards the cost of upgrading the kitchen facilities at the Sports Pavilion. The recreation ground is able to expand its use and attraction for a variety of sports and activities for all age groups. Thank you, this donation will make a real difference.”


Rye Food Bank Appeal

A massive ‘thank you’ for all of the donations you have made to Rye Food Bank. Along with donations from The Jempson Foundation, we have reached an amazing £10,000!!!

On behalf of the Foundation may I thank each and every one of you. This is staggering result!

We must not forget those within our community that rely on food banks. We, at The Jempson Foundation have pledged to pay our part, in making donations, providing goods at cost prices and challenging our supplier base to assist where they can.

Rye Food Bank are dong incredible work distributing goods to the needy and I can convey their grateful thanks to you all.

Donations are gratefully received via the Jempson Foundation website –


Cafes back to Usual Trading Hours

From Monday 3rd August all of our cafés will be back to their usual trading hours;

Rye, St Leonards & Bexhill cafés – Mon to Sat 7am to 6pm
Hastings café – Mon to Sat 7am to 7am

Now there is even more time to enjoy a cup of coffee and a delicious cake (or two)! 🍞🍰

We’re ‘Delivering the Goods’

We are delighted to announce that we will be continuing with the Home Delivery Service introduced during Covid 19 on a permanent basis.

Stephen Jempson said “We started our home delivery service from scratch and within a week of lockdown”. He continued “The team had a monumental task and have done a phenomenal job, we started with nothing initially, now we have the makings of slick service, in many cases delivering to customers within 24 hours of ordering.”

The service has been exceedingly popular and has proved to be a lifeline to those in need and unable to leave their homes.

Stephen added ” You will shortly be seeing Jempson’s Home Delivery vans in the area and you will also have the option to order Home Deliveries on the internet.This will be an additional service, those that wish to continue sending in their requests by email or telephone can still do so. This will be rolled out in the coming weeks”.

He concluded “I can’t let this opportunity pass without expressing my thanks to all our customers for the letters and telephone calls of appreciation, also the social media posts. It means so much to us!”  Thank you!

Photographed is our Home Delivery Driver Garry.

Plan Before You Shop

A brilliant customer suggestion of helping you to plan your shopping trip before visiting one of our stores is all complete!

Just go to choose your store and plan ahead before you shop!

Save time and make it easier to keep your social distance and one-way movement around store.

Our Terrific ‘Local Heroes’

We really pride ourselves on sourcing local produce and supporting local suppliers – we’ve been doing it since 1935!

In recent years we’ve been selling more than £4,000,000 worth of local produce annually. That’s a whole lot of money that stays right here in our local economy.

So come and take a look at the fabulous products in our stores and cafés form our terrific ‘Local Heroes’.