How to donate food

Thank you for visiting our food donations page!

We really do appreciate individuals, schools, churches, supermarkets and businesses becoming involved in collecting food for their local foodbank.

Giving food is as easy as 123…

1

Check out our shopping list to see what we take.

These items allow us to make foodboxes that provide nutritionally balanced food for 3 days (approved by the South Wiltshire Primary Care Trust).

2

Please remember –

  • All food needs to be non-perishable, so nothing fresh please
  • Owing to safety and storage restrictions, food must be within its recommended ‘sell by’ or ‘best before’ date
  • The tins or packaging should not be damaged

Harlow Foodbank reserves the right to redistribute any non-perishable food which has been donated by the general public as it sees fit due to it being short dated, overstocked or if it is food which is not from our designated food list.

3

Take your food to one of our drop-off points in and around Harlow.

We value 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 location.

You can donate food at participating supermarkets

Shop&Drop at TESCO

  • Church Langley, Harlow
  • Edinburgh Way, Harlow
  • Metro, Harvey Centre, Harlow

Shop&Drop at SAINSBURY

  • Harlow

Check your local store for opening times.

Larger Donations

Larger donations must be made direct to our warehouse.

UNIT 8
Housham Hall Farm
Harlow Road
Matching Tye
Harlow
Essex CM17 0PB

Opening Times:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
9:00am – 12:30pm

Contact:
David Evans – Warehouse Manager
07999 866 952

(For smaller food donations only)
Edinburgh Way, Temple Fields
Harlow, Essex CM20 2GF
Unit 3, Harvey Centre Approach
Harlow, Essex CM20 1HF
Unit 10/10A, The Water Gardens, The High
Harlow, Essex CM20 1AB
Monday8.30am to 6.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm
Tuesday8.30am to 6.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday8.30am to 6.00pm9.30am to 5.00pm10.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday8.30am to 8.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday8.30am to 6.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday9.00am to 4.00pm9.00am to 3.00pm9.00am to 4.00pm
Sunday10.00am to 2.00pmClosedClosed

fblogo-200Warehouse Food Appeal Status Update: Urgent

August-September 2017


We have now launched an urgent appeal for the following specific items that are running low in the warehouse:

Our urgent needs are...

  • Tins Solid Meat (ham, spam, corned beef etc.)
  • Rice Pudding
  • Biscuits
  • Juice (long life - all flavours)
  • Squash (any flavour)
  • Milk (long life)
  • Sugar (small bags)
  • Tea Bags

We also need...

  • Sponge Pudding
  • Drinking Chocolate
  • Instant Mash
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Tomatoes

It is important that the dates on all these items are as long as possible, so although it does take an extra second or two, help us by checking please.

Please click on the button below to find out where you can drop off your donations.

Thank you for your support.