Annual Report



August 2019

I wanted to start my report this year by giving my sincere thanks and appreciation to my staff and volunteer teams during 2018/19, as this has been the busiest year to date for the charity and each team member has been very committed in ensuring we continue to meet the challenging and demanding expectation on our services from our local community.

Universal Credits have again been a major factor in these increases, with foodbank referrals from Job Centre plus (DWp) up by an additional 824 people (121%), compared to the same period last year. We have also seen referral numbers increase generally for people on low income, the street homeless and those facing domestic violence. another factor in these increases is the amount of people moving to Harlow from the London Boroughs, without much planning or support, and with many of them arriving at our satellite centre needing emergency food and other household items, i.e. pots and pans. national increases for the Trussell trust Foodbank network have seen an increase in foodbank referrals of 19% this year, whereas Harlow Foodbank has seen a 37% increase, which is the highest we have experienced… [more]

Gary Knott

Company Secretary and Director of Community Services

Warehouse Food Status Update
December 2019 – January 2020

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…

  • Tins Solid Meat (ham, spam etc.)
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Sponge Pudding
  • Tea – (Max Size 240 bags pls.)
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar (1kg bags)
  • Biscuits

We also need…

  • Toilet Rolls
  • Rice Pudding
  • Juice (long life)
  • Coffee
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Pasta Sauce

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.

Updated: 04/09/2019