Getting involved

The work of MRCT is really making a difference in people’s lives in Harlow and the surrounding area through the people we support at Maybury Open Door, the emergency food we distribute to people in crisis with Harlow Foodbank and through the training and development of our “Supported Volunteer Programme”.

Our work can be a lifeline to some people who are going through a period of difficulty or crisis in their life, often through no fault of their own.

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Foodbank Summer 2019 Newsletter

Record numbers use the foodbank... Harlow Foodbank has seen record numbers of referrals at our satellite centres in 2018/19 which has far exceeded expectations. This has increased the demand on donated food supplies and on our teams of staff/volunteers at our Store House and two foodbank satellite centres.
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Bounty Club Summer 2019 Newsletter

Too good to waste? Recycle... We have been delighted at the progress of the work of the Bounty Club during 2018/19 when Trevor Stanesby our coordinator and main driver has further developed the service to front-line professional agencies, homeless projects, children’s centres, drop in centres, school breakfast clubs, charities and other vital community resources all for the benefit of the local community.
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Foodbank Summer 2019 Newsletter

Record numbers use the foodbank... Harlow Foodbank has seen record numbers of referrals at our satellite centres in 2018/19 which has far exceeded expectations. This has increased the demand on donated food supplies and on our teams of staff/volunteers at our Store House and two foodbank satellite centres.
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Foodbank Summer 2019 Newsletter

Record numbers use the foodbank... Harlow Foodbank has seen record numbers of referrals at our satellite centres in 2018/19 which has far exceeded expectations. This has increased the demand on donated food supplies and on our teams of staff/volunteers at our Store House and two foodbank satellite centres.

The needs are continually growing

The number of people who we help is continually growing.  With over 150 people coming into Maybury Open Door each week and Harlow Foodbank feeding over 300 people each month and numbers are growing, we need your help and support.

All of this work really is making a difference and we need your support as it grows and develops through a period of recession, when the needs are greatly increasing.

All support and donations that we receive make a difference, no matter how big or how small.

Warehouse Food Status Update
August – October 2019

The following are a list of items, in order of urgencythat are running low in the warehouse. Items marked in RED are at critical levels

Our urgent needs are…

  • Juice (long life)
  • Tinned Vegetables
  • Tins Solid Meat (ham, spam etc.)
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar (1kg bags)
  • Biscuits
  • Tea – (Max Size 240 bags pls.)

We also need…

  • Toilet Rolls
  • Rice Pudding
  • Sponge Pudding

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.