STOP PRESS – Please HELP US raise the money we need for our new warehouse

News

October 2016

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?

Thank you
Gary Knott, Director of Community Services

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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.

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.