Braintree Foodbank (Witham Branch)

Need help with food?

If you need help you need to have foodbank vouchers.  These are available by contacting The Braintree Foodbank on 01376 330694 or The Citizen’s Advice Bureau on 0844 499 4719.

Wish to donate?

Any donations can be left in the Parish Office during opening hours or brought to our Sunday services.

Thank you so much for your support.  We have again seen much increased levels of need this year.  Our warehouse stocks are not as low as at this time last year.  However, last winter saw unprecedented levels of need and we gave out more food than we had ever distributed.

HARVEST 2019

We urgently need:

  • Instant mash (drum or packet)
  • 1L long life fruit juice
  • tinned spaghetti
  • sponge puddings
  • sugar (500g packs place if possible)

Needed to maintain stocks:

  • Pasta sauce
  • tinned cold meats - ham, corned beef, spam
  • tinned fruit
  • long life milk
  • tea bags (40s or 80s)
  • tinned tomatoes
  • tinned rice pudding
  • deodorant
  • washing powder/liquid

Due to the generosity of our community, at present we do not need:  Toothpaste, tinned hot meat, baked beans, tinned potatoes, packs of pasta.

* Please note:  We often ask for small packs - larger packs do not fit in our boxes and make it difficult for our clients to carry home.  Also, we are unable (for hygiene reasons) to split large size or catering packs.

PLEASE NOTE:  We are grateful for your donations, however we can only accept freshly-bought, unopened and undamaged goods which are still well within their 'use by' date (no less than 6 months).  We cannot use items which do not meet these requirements, and the donation is wasted.  Thank you.


Background:

A branch of Braintree Foodbank was set up in Witham in April 2013, staffed by volunteers from the local community including a number of the town's churches. A monthly Shopping List is produced to help fill shortages in the warehouse and to avoid over-stocking other items. In the first half of 2015, the Braintree Area Foodbank fed 1079 people (705 adults and 374 children) distributing over 15 tonnes of food.