Referrals to Harlow Foodbank for this financial year (April-Sept) have increased by 2.5% compared to the same period last year and the foodbank is now feeding an average of 226 people each month, with a third of these being children.
Since the foodbank opened in April 2009 it has fed 18,716 (12,378 adults & 6,338 children) people with emergency food and continues to also provide food to front-line professional agencies in support of their clients. It also works in partnership with 13 local primary school breakfast clubs helping to provide some of the food needed in support of children from low income families.
PLEASE HELP US
PLEASE HELP US – to be able to provide this service to the local community we have now undertaken a warehouse in Matching Tye, Harlow and need to raise the funds for this wonderful provision each year. This year we will need to raise £20,000, for the warehouse rent and utility costs, so if you can help us by making a donation please go to www.mrct.org.uk and click the JUST GIVING button on the home page and follow the online instructions. You can also donate by cheque or cash and deliver/send it to Gary Knott, MRCT, The Rainbow Centre, 2 Wych Elm, Harlow CM20 1QP
To HELP US even more would you share this request with your friends, family and work colleagues and on your social media pages?
Gary Knott, Director of Community Services