Become a Voucher Holder

If you work in a professional or voluntary capacity assisting the public in Harlow and the surrounding area then you can become one of our Referral Agencies providing FOOD VOUCHERS to people that you meet who are in need of emergency food.

Referral Agencies can include local Welfare and Voluntary Services, Social Services, Church Ministers, Probation Services, Salvation Army, Job Centres and other front-line agencies working with and identifying people in crisis.

Becoming a Referral Agency is straightforward

    • Ring our office (01279 724515) and ask to be sent an ‘Authorised Signatories’ form which should be completed by yourself and other work colleagues who may also wish to be able to give out our food vouchers.
    • Arrange a day/time to meet with our Foodbank Manager at the MRCT Office (see below for contact number) to discuss the referral procedure and ask any questions you may have about the service.
    • We will then send you your first set of foodbank vouchers that you can use to help families or individuals in crisis in Harlow and the surrounding area

If you are a current Referral Agency and would like to re-order more emergency foodboxes email efb@mrct.org.uk and we will arrange delivery

If you are a current Referral Agency and need to re-order more foodbank vouchers email hfbvouchers@mrct.org.uk and include your contact / organisation details

People fed by Harlow Foodbank

Last month: July 2018

Adults 250 + Children 102 = Total 352

To date: from April 2009

Adults 16,830 + Children 9,038 = Total 25,868

Warehouse Food Status Update
December 2019 – January 2020

The following are a list of items, in order of urgencythat are running low in the warehouse. Items marked in RED are at critical levels

Our urgent needs are…

  • Tins Solid Meat (ham, spam etc.)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Sponge Pudding
  • Tea – (Max Size 240 bags pls.)
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar (1kg bags)
  • Biscuits

We also need…

  • Toilet Rolls
  • Rice Pudding
  • Juice (long life)
  • Coffee
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Pasta Sauce

It is important that the dates on all these items are as long as possible so, although it takes an extra second or two, it really helps us if you can check the dates.

If you need to find out where you can drop off your donations, please click the link below and scroll down the page for options.

Thank you for your support.

Updated: 04/09/2019