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.

Foodbank needs our help

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

Can you help out and provide some of the food needed from the list?  There is a drop zone at Harefield Church at the rear of the main hall.

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.

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)

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