• Harlow Foodbank

    Helping people in crisis

Harlow foodbank

The Harlow Foodbank helps individuals and families in crisis by providing free emergency food until the appropriate agencies are in a position to assist.

The aim is to engage with communities, introducing sustainable projects that enable marginalised people to break through their cycle of poverty.

Tinned and dried food is collected from the public at supermarkets, churches, schools and other local groups and “banked” in a warehouse.

Food is then given to people in crisis as a result of referrals from registered care professionals, such as, Citizens Advice Centre, Safer Places, Harlow Council Front Line Services, Job Centre Plus, Spurgeons Children’s Centres, CDAT, Streets2Homes and other carers working in the front line.


Harlow foodbank needs OUR help

Please consider providing some of these products when and if you can.  If everyone in the Harefield family added one item to their shopping list it would make a huge difference.  They don’t have to be the well-known brands, they can be a supermarket’s own or value ranges.

Simply bring them to the church and put them in the collection box.  On a regular basis we will transport these over to the central warehouse.  We will keep you updated with how the collecting is going.

If there is a shortage of an item at the central warehouse we will try to contact as many of you as possible with this one-off need, asking if you could purchase this item on your next shopping run.

Food required includes

Milk (Long Life/UHT/dried)
Fruit Juice (Cartons long life)
Tomatoes (tinned)
Vegetables (tinned)
Meat (tinned)
Fish (tinned)
Fruit (tinned)
Rice Pudding (tinned)
Sponge Pudding (tinned)
Pasta (500g packs)

Rice (500g packs)
Breakfast Cereals
Sugar (500g packs)
Tea Bags
Coffee (Instant)
Chocolate/snack bars
Soup (tinned or packet)
Baked Beans (tinned)