What food do we need?

We welcome gifts of tinned or dried food for our emergency food boxes.

Owing to safety and storage restrictions, food must be within its recommended “sell by” or “consume by” date. The tins or packaging should not be damaged.

We love donations large or small, but unfortunately limited resources means that we cannot collect donations unless they are in bulk.

We ask people to take their food donation to their nearest Foodbank.

If you can help here is a list of food items we need

Milk  (Long Life/UHT/dried)
Fruit Juice  (Cartons long life)
Tomatoes  (tinned)
Vegetables  (tinned)
Meat  (tinned)
Fish  (tinned)
Fruit  (tinned)
Rice Pudding  (tinned)
Sponge Pudding  (tinned)
Pasta  (500g packs)
Rice  (500g packs)
Noodles
Breakfast Cereals
Sugar  (500g packs)
Tea Bags
Coffee  (Instant)
Biscuits
Chocolate/snack bars
Soup  (tinned or packet)
Baked Beans  (tinned)
Spreads (jam, honey, peanut butter, marmalade, marmite etc.)

List of toiletries we need on a regular basis

Toilet rolls
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Shower gel
Shampoo
Razors
Shaving gel
Deodorant (men’s/women’s)
Feminine care

fblogo-200Warehouse Food Status Update

January - February 2019

Happy new year from Harlow Foodbank.
We would like to say a huge thank you to all our supporters who so generously donated over the Christmas period. Your continued generosity allows us to help those in crisis.

The following are a list of items, in order of urgencythat are running low in the warehouse:

Our urgent needs are...

  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Juice (long life)
  • Squash
  • Sponge Pudding
  • Rice Pudding

We also need...

  • Milk (long life)
  • Toilet Rolls
  • Instant Mash
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tins Solid Meat (ham, spam etc.)
  • Jams and Spreads
  • Sugar (1kg bags)
  • Biscuits

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.

HOW TO DONATE