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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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Changes to Office Opening Hours

Our offices are manned by volunteers and will only be open on the following days at specific times.  Monday 1pm until 5:30pm Wednesday 1pm until 5:30 pm Friday 9am until 1pm   If you are a referral agency that requires help outside of these times please refer to your handbook where all of the emergency contact details […]

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40p for 40 days, helping those in food crisis over lent

Lent has become a time when many may choose to give up certain luxuries such as chocolate or wine. However, this year we are asking those who are considering giving something up for Lent to donate 40p per day over the 40 days of Lent to help us to keep providing food for those in […]

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January Shopping List

Due to the generosity of so many individuals, companies and schools over the Christmas period our warehouse is well stocked to face the needs of our clients this winter. The warehouse has been closed over the Christmas and New Year period and not all donations have been processed. There will be items where we are […]

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Christmas Opening Hours

Christmas and New Year Distribution Centre Opening Times    Halstead Monday  26 December 2016 Closed Monday 2nd January 2017 10am to 12 noon Braintree Baptist Church Wednesday 28th December 2016 10am to 2pm Christ Church Methodists & United Reform Church , Braintree Friday 30th December 2016 10am to 2pm Methodist Church Witham Friday 30th December 2016 10am […]

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Christmas Appeal 2016

Christmas is a time of great celebration and joy for many, as they come together with family and friends but for some the prospect of Christmas causes anxiety and distress especially for those who are on a low income or on zero hour contracts. A donation from our Christmas shopping list will provide those in […]

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October 2016 Shopping List

Harvest Festival is one of our largest donation periods with many schools, clubs and groups choosing us for their donations.  But it is also a time when we still require the urgent items on our shopping list to be donated as well. For example at the moment we have large stocks of baked beans but […]

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