News

Foodbank closures over Easter

The offices will not be open over the Easter period The warehouse will not be open on Good Friday or Easter Monday Christ Church is open as usual on Good Friday Halstead will be closed on Easter Monday Referral Agencies please refer to your handbooks

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Tesco collection 13th April 2019

This Saturday sees the return of one of our Tesco collection days.  The stores Tesco stores based in Witham and Marks Farm in Braintree are taking part and waiting to welcome you.   In a recent interview, Dave Drewitt who coordinates these collections, discusses why they are so important to the Foodbanks.   We have […]

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New food donation point in Witham

We are pleased to announce that The Hub in Witham have become a new food donation point. The Hub is a dedicated space in Witham run by the Our Witham community partnership.  It’s aim is to reduce isolation, to encourage local communities to come together, providing training opportunities for the unemployed and support those with […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

Below are our opening hours over the festive season Office opening hours Monday 24th December 12 noon Tuesday 25th December Closed Wednesday 26th Closed Thursday 27th December Closed Friday 28th December Closed Saturday 29th December Closed Sunday 20th December Closed Monday 31st December Closed Tuesday 1st January Closed Wednesday 2nd January 1pm – 5pm Please […]

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Winter Appeal 2018 is launched

This years appeal is asking for donations of normal food items, as apposed to Christmas items, as we do not have enough stocks of food to be able to feed our visitors at the levels we are seeing.  As fast as the food donations are coming in, we are giving it out and have feed […]

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Changes to our online donation page

As from 31st July 2018 we will be changing our on line donation provider. Our new site will be up and running shortly but if you wish to make a donation between the 31st of July 2018 and 3rd of August 2018 please click here to find out how. Thank you you for your patience […]

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World Cup Bingo – Fun Fighting Food Poverty

There is no escaping that the World Cup has arrived. But this year we are inviting people to take part in World Cup Bingo. As many of you may know we have many shortages at the moment and this is a great fun way of collecting donations to help others in the community. World Cup Bingo is […]

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Celebrating our Volunteers during Voluteer Week – Thank You

Without our volunteers we would not be able to do the work that we do in the community but instead of just doing a blanket Thank You we thought you might like to understand what our volunteers do.   There are to 120 volunteering at our three centres in Braintree, Halstead and Witham welcoming those […]

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1466 emergency food supplies given to local people in last year

Between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018, 1466 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by Braintree Area Foodbank, compared to 1150 in the previous year. Of this number, 1283 went to children. The foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which has today reported a UK-wide increase […]

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Limited stocks – Please help

We are currently running low of the following items from our food parcels.  Could you donate an item from your weekly? cartons of fruit juice tins of cold meats tinned tomatoes sponge puddings tin rice pudding To make a donation please click here    

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