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Christmas Appeal 2017

Christmas is a time of great celebration and joy, however for some the prospect of Christmas causes anxiety and distress as they are not able to participate while facing food poverty. For some their circumstance will be even harder as they face both food and fuel poverty, increasing the need for our services as people […]

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Tesco Bags of Help

Tesco have teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme,which sees grants of up to £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores – and we have been selected as one of those local charities. Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share […]

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Harvest Festival Appeal 2017

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This Harvest we’re asking you to help feed local people in crisis by collecting tinned and dried food for Braintree Area foodbank.  We are asking everyone to rally round to give items such as breakfast cereals, pasta sauces, tinned veg, tomatoes, meat, rice and sponge pudding, sugar, UHT milk, fruit juice and pasta.   One […]

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Holmes & Hills staff donation

Today we were visited by two ladies from Holmes and Hills Solicitors to make a very generous donation. One of the ladies who visited today had sent out an email to staff asking for donations from our shopping list.  The call was answered by lots of staff members and they delivered four full boxes of food. […]

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Yelo Taxis respond to our urgent appeal

Last week we launched an urgent appeal for long life milk, long life fruit juices, coffee and tinned fruit and we have has a really good response.   We would like to thank Eric Bailey from Yelo taxis who have responded to our appeal. Today we received a delivery of the above items and this […]

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URGENT APPEAL

We are currently running very low on the following food items and really do need your help. Long life milk Small jars of coffee Tinned Fruit Long life fruit juice Click here for information on how to make your donation Thank you

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August Shopping List 2017 – We need your help

  We are currently in serious need of certain food items and any donations that you can make will be greatfully received.  These items are Fruit Juice (1lt Longlife) Longlife Milk Cereal Bars Instant Mash Coffee (small jars please) Instant Meals (e.g. Pot Noodle, Instant Pasta etc) We also need Tinned Snack Meals (e.g. Beans […]

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June Shopping list

This months shopping list is now available. We have very good stocks a present but it would be appreciated if you were able to donate the items from this list. Chocolate Covered individual biscuits (e.g. KitKat, Penguin etc.) Small packs of tea bags (40’s please) Sponge puddings Packets of instant mash Toilet rolls These items […]

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The Trussell Trust End of Year Figures Released

UK foodbank use continues to rise as new report highlights growing impact of Universal Credit  rollout on foodbanks Over 1,182,000 three day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in past year – 436,000 to children New report on Universal Credit reveals adverse side effects on people claiming and foodbanks providing help The Trussell Trust welcomes Damian […]

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Easter Opening Hours

Over the Easter period the following Foodbanks will be open Good Friday Christ Church Braintree 10am – 2pm Witham Methodist Church 10am – 2pm Halstead will not be open on Easter Monday Normal opening hours will resume as normal after the Easter break.

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