People fed by Harlow Foodbank

Last month: August 2016

Adults 120 + Children 67 = Total 187

To date: from April 2009

Adults 12,213 + Children 6,233 = Total 18,446

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

Our 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.

*    2016 are year-to-date numbers

Trussell Trust

The foodbank network is coordinated  by the Trussell Trust.  They now have over 430 foodbanks in towns and cities across the UK.

Harlow Foodbank is a member of the Trussell Trust Network of Foodbanks.

Partnering with the community

MRCT works in partnership with churches, schools, supermarkets, businesses and front-line professional care agencies to provide this valuable community resource.

What people are saying about Harlow Foodbank

They have helped me get some food so I can continue looking after myself without relying on others and have really helped me.

You have helped me by providing me and my daughter with food while I was waiting for my money.  I appreciate it and am very grateful.

You have helped me to eat when my claim had stopped, so Thank You so much and the food is good choice.

Came here today from the Harlowsave Credit Union.  I have 2 children and I’m really struggling to make ends meet.  The staff was very helpful and understanding even though I was upset. Thank you so much.

I had to go to Foodbank as my benefits got suspended and I had nowhere else to go.  The staff was very helpful and polite and did not make me feel embarrassed by being here. This place is a life-saver.  Thank you

I am extremely thankful to all at the Foodbank because without their help and assistance I would literally starve.  Thank You.