NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL HOSPITAL

News

May 2017

Harlow Foodbank is currently working on a pilot project with Phil Wing, Head of Integrated Community Services & Transformation at St Margaret’s Hospital in Epping, by providing specially adapted emergency food boxes for older patients being discharged from hospital with no family support. The first three emergency food boxes have now been delivered to the hospital.

Phil Wing commented

“Thank you so much for helping us to organise foodbank emergency boxes for our older patients being discharged home from hospital who have no family. Please can you pass on my grateful thanks to everyone at Harlow Foodbank. This partnership working will really support some of our most vulnerable citizens in West Essex.”

Gary Knott, Director of Community Services commented

“This is a very exciting new initiative for Harlow Foodbank as we are very keen to support older more vulnerable people in our community, especially those with no family and in need of assistance when leaving hospital with emergency food provisions.”

Special thanks to Reverend Paul R Walker, EPUT Lead Chaplain, St Margaret’s Hospital for working with us to get this new exciting initiative up and running.

Pictures of the first emergency food boxes with Gary & Teresa Knott, David Evans and Revd Paul Walker and with them being delivered to the hospital.
Watch this space for more information coming soon….

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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.

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.