A Tribute to Gary Knott 1951 – 2019

Gary Knott, the inspiring and much-loved CEO and co-founder of the Michael Roberts Charitable Trust, passed away at home on October 12th. 2019

Donation from customers and staff at Essex Cares Ltd

Thank you to Julie Bailey and staff and customers from Essex Cares Ltd for their very kind donation of non-perishable food for Harlow Foodbank. We really do appreciate your help and support at a time when our food stocks are running very low.

High Sheriff of Essex visit September 2019

Following a recent visit from the High Sheriff of Essex Dr James Bettley JP DL FSA, to review our charities work, the following letter was received...

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.

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.

Maybury Open Door Summer 2019 Newsletter

Special Celebrations... Maybury Open Door recently celebrated three important events over the year. This included its 20th anniversary of opening at Harefield Church on Thursdays, 13th anniversary of opening at St Paul’s Church on Tuesdays and 8th anniversary of opening at St Paul’s Church on Fridays. Amazing work over the years which has helped and supported so many people.

Annual Report 2018-19

Read our latest Annual Report

New PODCAST about the work of HARLOW FOODBANK …

who give out 7 tonnes of non-perishable food a month. Harlow Foodbank provided 2,754 three-day emergency food parcels to local people between April 2018 to March 2019. People fed during this period was 5,615 (3,611 adults & 2,004 children) compared to 4,102 (2,448 adults & 1,654 children) in the same period last year. 36% of all referrals in 2018/19 were for children.

2,754 emergency food parcels given to local people in last year

Harlow Foodbank provided 2,754 three-day emergency food parcels to local people between April 2018 to March 2019. People fed during this period was 5,615 (3,611 adults & 2,004 children) compared to 4,102 (2,448 adults & 1,654 children) in the same period last year. 36% of all referrals in 2018/19 were for children.

New partnership with The Country Food Trust

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with The Country Food Trust ...

Poundland Distribution Centre donates over 4.5 tonnes in 2018/19

We would like to thank the Poundland Distribution Centre Harlow for donating over 4.5 tonnes ...

Stansted Airport (London) donate over 7.3 tonnes in 2018/19…

We would like to thank Stansted Airport (London) for donating over 7.3 tonnes ...

FUNDING BOOST FOR HARLOW FOODBANK

The Michael Roberts Charitable Trust (MRCT) have recently been awarded £18,432 from People’s Postcode Trust...

Foodbank fed 2,204 in six months

Independent report of UK Foodbanks

Annual Report 2017-18

Read our latest Annual Report

Harlow Foodbank Newsletter Spring 2018

Sharp rise in foodbank referrals...

Bounty Club Newsletter Spring 2018

Lawsons Sponsor Bounty Club refrigerated van for 2017/18...

Maybury Open Door Newsletter Spring 2018

All Nations College student entertains...

HARLOW FOODBANK APPEAL FOR HELP

Can you help?

Lawsons deliver a forklift

Taking the load!

Feedback from Harlow Foodbank clients

What our clients say

THANK YOU to our Harlow Foodbank supporters

Everyone helps - and we say THANKS

RODECT PEST CONTROL support MRCT

Valuable help and support

Lawsons (Whetstone) Ltd

Bounty Club Van Sponsorship 2017/18

Annual Report 2016-17

Read our latest Annual Report

University of Oxford Report

Independent report of UK Foodbanks

New Partnership with Local Hospital

New Harlow Foodbank partnership

Civic Award from Harlow Council

Harlow Foodbank volunteers recognised by council

Maybury Open Door Spring Newsletter

Liz Bellworthy, Maybury Open Door Coordinator, retires after 16 years’ service

Bounty Club Spring Newsletter

33 front-line agencies now working in partnership with the Bounty Club

Harlow Foodbank Spring Newsletter

Harlow Foodbank has fed a total of 20,418 people

Harlow Foodbank feeds 3,058 people in 2016/17

Local people have donated over 50 tonnes of food

MRCT Partnership on BBC News

includes link to BBC website page

Bounty Club Van Sponsorship

Saving good food for good causes

Stansted Airport Partnership

Partnerships in action

The MRCT Roadshow

Gary and Dave hit the road!

Bounty Club Driver

Trevor has joined the team!

Harlow Foodbank News and Referral Figures

The needs continue to grow

CONGRATULATIONS from Local MP

Robert Halfon MP writes to congratulate Gary Knott

SAMARITAN’S PURSE – Operation Christmas Child

People pack shoebox gifts to bless children in need
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Warehouse Food Status Update
October – December 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 Fruit
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Coffee
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Sugar (1kg bags)
  • Biscuits
  • Tea – (Max Size 240 bags pls.)

We also need…

  • Toilet Rolls
  • Rice Pudding
  • Sponge Pudding
  • Tinned Tomatoes

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