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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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Spring Newsletter now available

We are pleased to be able to bring you our Spring Newsletter.  In this edition you will find news on your donations, our school holiday programme and other exciting projects. Spring 2018 Newsletter We hope you enjoy Any editorial enquiries please email pr@braintreearea.foodbank.org.uk

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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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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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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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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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Harvest Festival Appeal 2017

This Harvest we’re asking you to help feed local people in crisis by collecting tinned and dried food for Braintree Area foodbank.  We are asking everyone to rally round to give items such as breakfast cereals, pasta sauces, tinned veg, tomatoes, meat, rice and sponge pudding, sugar, UHT milk, fruit juice and pasta.   One […]

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Holmes & Hills staff donation

Today we were visited by two ladies from Holmes and Hills Solicitors to make a very generous donation. One of the ladies who visited today had sent out an email to staff asking for donations from our shopping list.  The call was answered by lots of staff members and they delivered four full boxes of food. […]

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