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…


Click the button below to see what we need.

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


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.


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 ASDA

  • Adda superstore – The Water Gardens

Shop&Drop at SAINSBURY

  • Harlow – Fifth Ave, Allende Ave

PLEASE NOTE: Any food that has been purchased in a different store and brought into an Asda or Tesco store should be sealed by the donor and clearly labelled as having been purchased elsewhere.

Larger Donations

Larger donations must be made direct to our warehouse.

Housham Hall Farm
Harlow Road
Matching Tye
Essex CM17 0PB

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

Patrick  – Warehouse Manager
07999 866 952

Please click here for a map and directions to the Storehouse.

(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
36A Broad Walk
Harvey Centre
Harlow CM20 1JA
Monday8.30am to 6.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm9:00am – 3:00pm
Tuesday8.30am to 6.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm9:00am – 3:00pm
Wednesday8.30am to 6.00pm9.30am to 5.00pm10.00am to 5.00pm10:00am – 3:00pm
Thursday8.30am to 8.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm9:00am – 3:00pm
Friday8.30am to 6.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm9.00am to 5.00pm9:00am – 3:00pm
Saturday9.00am to 4.00pm9.00am to 3.00pm9.00am to 4.00pm9:00am – 3:00pm
Sunday10.00am to 2.00pmClosedClosed9:00am – 12:00pm

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