Foodbank is still operating during this time.  Please contact the Parish Office to arrange drop-off (01376 517117)

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.

July 2020

Food Items:                                                                    

  • sponge puddings                                                                    
  • rice puddings                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Non Food Items:                                                                    

  • toothbrushes                                                              
  • shampoo
  • soap detergent gel (rather than powder variant please)
  • sanitary items


Please no baked beans, cereals of biscuits as those are some of the few items of which we have full stocks.

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.

    * 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.



    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.