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?
If you want to donate food and other items, please read the information below to check what is currently needed and then leave your donation at either Tesco (Grove Centre), or any of the churches in Witham, who all have donation boxes: St Nicolas Church (Chipping Hill), Witham URC (Newland Street) and Witham Methodist Church (Guithavon Street). Other food donation points are listed here.
Stocks for the Foodbank are kept in a warehouse, so to prevent over stocking a monthly shopping list is supplied. Please check this to make sure your items are needed. Please note that donations can only be accepted if they are freshly bought, unopened and undamaged goods which are still within their use-by date (no less than 6 months). Items which do not meet these requirements are unable to be used and will be wasted. Thank you.
Tinned meat pies
Tinned rice pudding
Small jars of coffee
Chocolate biscuits such as Kit Kats/Penguins
Snacks and nibbles - eg Twiglets, mini-cheddars
Bottles of squash
Toiletries - toilet rolls, shampoo, shower gel, baby wipes, toothbrushes, toothpaste
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.