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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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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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Harvest Festival Appeal 2016

Every year in September and October schools, churches, nursery’s and many other organisations come together to celebrate the food gathered from that year’s harvest.   Harvest time is an important time to feel blessed with the food that has been gathered in, but it can also be a time when food poverty is highlighted.   In […]

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September’s Shopper List

Our September shopping list is now available. With the summer holidays comes increased food poverty especially for children who may not receive a hot meal.  By donating items from our shopping list you will be helping someone in crisis and your donations are gratefully received. The above link will take you to our online list […]

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Tesco collection update and our summer appeal

Friday 30th June to 2nd July 2016 saw Braintree Area Foodbank take part in the national Neighbourhood Collection Days at Mark’s Farm Tesco in Braintree.  We collected 1.69 tons of food and we would like to say a huge thank you to both donors and volunteers who made this possible. Unfortunately we are still giving out more […]

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Summer Collection – Can you help?

We are pleased to announce the dates for our Tesco, Marks Farm, collection weekend. Since November 2015 we have given out more food than we have received, so we urgently need to stock the warehouse and without your generosity we would not be able to continue our hard work, feeding those in need. The collection […]

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