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Reverse Advent Calendar 2020

Our reverse advent calendar is a great way to get involved and give to our Foodbank some of our most needed items. With your support we will be able to help those in crisis over the winter period. With the current global pandemic we are unsure what kind of winter demand we will experience, so […]

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Harvest Appeal

This Harvest we’re asking you to help feed local people in crisis by collecting tinned and dried food for Braintree Area Foodbank.  We need everyone to rally round to give items such as cereal bars, chocolate bars, jam, sponge puddings and instant mashed potato amongst other goods on our Harvest Festival shopping list. With the Covid-19 […]

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Covid 19 Update – What to expect when you visit us

As the government starts to ease lockdown and restrictions for those shielding for those previously advised we would like to ensure clients visiting our centres know what precautions we have in place to support the safety and wellbeing of our clients and volunteers Perspex screens are in place between our clients and volunteers so no […]

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UK FOOD BANKS REPORT BUSIEST MONTH EVER, AS COALITION URGENTLY CALLS FOR FUNDING TO GET MONEY INTO PEOPLE’S POCKETS QUICKLY DURING PANDEMIC

The Trussell Trust reports a soaring  89% increase in need for emergency food parcels during April 2020 compared to the same month last year, including a 107% rise in parcels given to children The number of families with children receiving parcels has almost doubled compared to the same period last year Food banks in the Independent Food Aid Network (IFAN) report a 175% increase in need for […]

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Foodbank Update

Since the beginning of lock down we have seen a sixty per cent increase in visitors and we have provided over ten thousand meals.  Those who have been hit the hardest are those on low incomes. These are very challenging and uncertain times but the generosity of the local community to help those in food […]

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Current Shopping List

We have seen a 60% increase in people visiting us compared to this time last year and your generosity knows no bounds. This months shopping list reflects this generosity as the items we are in real need for has decreased. Our current shopping list To find out where to donate please click here Thank you

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Coronavirus Update

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to our food bank – whether it’s someone needing help, someone volunteering their time, or someone making a donation. Things are changing quickly, so we’ll keep this page updated regularly with information about what’s happening at […]

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How you can help this Lent

Once again we are offering two ways in which you can help someone in food crisis.  In 2019 we provided 49,959 meals compared to 39,105 in 2018. This level of food crisis is something we never imagined we would see, which is why we  really need your help over Lent.  Many of those who come […]

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The Dunmow Town Band concert in aid of Braintree Area Foodbank

Each spring, the Dunmow Town Band holds a charity concert in aid of local charities and this year they have chosen to support Braintree Area Foodbank. Andy King, Founder and Musical Director of the Band said ‘Members recognised the great work done by the Foodbank and wanted to show their support. Since forming six years ago, the […]

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Christmas Opening Hours 2019

Below are our opening times over the Christmas period. We ask that all referral agencies refer to their handbook if you have an emergency. Halstead Centre Monday 23rd December 2019 10am – 2pm Monday 30th December 2019 10am- 2pm Great Notley Tuesday 24th December 2019 10am – 12pm Tuesday 31st December 2019 10am – 12pm […]

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