‘Fresh vegetables for Harlow foodbank’


August 2012

Harlow Foodbank have partnered with members of Linford End Allotment in Harlow who are providing freshly grown vegetables to the foodbank for people in crisis in Harlow.  These included Potatoes, Runner Beans, Peas, Onions, Cabbages, Shallots, Marrows, Cabbages and Courgettes.

These vegetables are delivered to the foodbanks satellite centre at St Paul’s Church in Harlow Town Centre and these are then offered to people in crisis when they pick up their emergency food after being referred from a local front-line professional care agency.

“I am delighted that we are receiving these fresh vegetables as it sits perfectly with us giving out emergency food parcels to people who are really struggling to make ends meet each week.  It only involves a little extra work for our volunteers and it is very worthwhile seeing the delighted look on peoples faces when we offer them fresh vegetables to complement the food we distribute.”

Sandy Price, Foodbank Satellite Centre Coordinator

“We are greatly encouraged by this new initiative of providing fresh vegetables to local people in crisis which greatly complements our existing work in Harlow and the surrounding area.  Special thanks must go to the members of Linford End Allotment who approached us with the idea, which we fully supported, and already many families and single people have benefited from this additional healthy food source.”

Gary Knott, Director of Community Services