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February Shopping List

On behalf of our clients we would like to thank you so much for your support. We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of schools, individuals, churches, clubs, uniformed organisations and companies who, over the last few months, have given so much to help us help those in food poverty.   We are short of: […]

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Thank you to all our volunteers

Since April 2017 we have fed over a 1700 people, of which 651 have been children, and we would not be able to cover this much needed work without our volunteers.  We have a network of over 200 volunteers many of whom have been with us since 2012 when we opened, and without them Braintree […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

Office Opening times Week commencing 18th December 2017  Monday 18th December 2017 Afternoon Wednesday 20th December 2017 Afternoon Friday 22nd December 2017 Morning  Week commencing 26th December 2017 The office will be closed during this time though telephone messages and emails will be monitored. Agencies – please use the emergency number within your handbook should […]

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Important Information

Please note that as part of the Trussell Trust we operate a voucher only system to receive food parcels.  Neither our offices or our distribution centres will be able to issue you with a voucher.   Thank you

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Halstead Freemasons support Town’s Foodbank

Halstead Freemasons have donated £320 to help Braintree Area Foodbank’s distribution centre in Halstead supply much needed food and other essential items to those in food poverty.   The money was raised by members of Joshua Nunn Lodge who meet at Halstead and continue to play a major part in the local community. Pictured from left to right […]

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Our Reverse Advent Calendar

Over the past few years the idea of giving over Advent rather receiving has become popular, very popular, with people opting to collect food for their local Foodbanks throughout December, collecting an item of food a day.  This is fantastic and we welcome anyone who wishes to take part in this. The suggested delivery day […]

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Tesco food collection

Once again we are participating in the Tesco food collection.  This is a nationwide event and is an opportunity for not only food collection but also for you to meet our volunteers. We are collecting at Mark’s Farm Tesco in Braintree and Tesco in Witham The collections are running over the next two days and […]

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105 Advent Calendars Donation by Holmes and Hills

In answer to this years advent calendar appeal the staff of Holmes and Hills have donated 105 advent calendars which are currently being distributed to our centres in time for advent to begin. Two employees of Holmes and Hills deciced to lead this appeal, throughout their five branches, to ensure that these calendars are recieved by children […]

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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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