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How to help Braintree Area Foodbank by giving food

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

Our shopping lists show

  • Our urgent items
  • Food that we are short of
  • Our full shopping list

* Please note: We ask for small packs as larger packs do not fit in our boxes making it difficult for our clients to carry home. Also, we are unable (for hygiene reasons) to split large size or catering packs. Although we are urgent for food we currently have high levels of pasta and baked beans

We are always pleased to accept monetary donations if you prefer or Supermarket Gift Cards.

We follow the standards set by the Food Standards Agency. We can only accept donations of unopened and undamaged goods that are still well within their “use by” date (no less than six months if possible). Items which do not meet these requirements cannot be used and your donation may be wasted.

Location of food donation point     Opening hours Comments
Cabella Hair and Beauty During opening hours Newland Street, Witham
Care Dry Cleaning


During opening hours

4 Market Street, Braintree
Hunnable Funneral Directors, Witham 09:00 – 17:00 Just off Newland Street
The Hub

Please visit

for opening times

Unit 17  Newlands Shopping Centre
Witham CM8 2AP
Braintree Library

Mon – Fri

09:00 – 17:00

Sat 09:00 – 17:00
Halstead Library

Mon 09:00 – 17:00

Tue 09:00 – 18:00

Thurs 09:00 – 18:00

Fri 09:00 – 17:00

Sat 09:00 – 1700

Witham Library Mon 09:00 – 19:00 Sat 09:00 – 17:00
Post Office Stores, Finchingfield (during shop opening hours) Food purchased in store
Co-op Hatfield Peverel 09:00 – 17:00 Food purchased in store
Co-op Silver End 09:00 – 17:00  Food purchased in store
Co-op Spa Road ,Witham 09:00 – 17:00 Food purchased in store
Co-op Halstead 09:00 – 17:00 Food purchased in store
Co-op Earls Colne 09:00 – 17:00  Food purchased in store
Tesco, Witham 09:00 – 17:00 Food purchased in store
Tesco, Marks Farm, Braintree 08:00 – 20:00 Food purchased in store
Sainsbury’s Braintree 08:00 – 20:00  Food purchased in store

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis.

If you would like information on how to make a financial donation please call 01376 694330

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.

Thank you

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