Today we are publishing our second End of Year Report, 2 years after we became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in February 2019.
In 2020, we supported more people in crisis than ever before, increased our number of volunteers, extended our reach across the district with doorstep deliveries. moved to a bigger warehouse, distributed more donated food, and saved more surplus food from landfill in a safe, socially distanced way.
In 2020, EFFB delivered food parcels to 36% more people in crisis compared to 2019.
“Volunteering at the Foodbank is always a pleasure, a great team approach whilst helping to deliver an essential front line community service. My only real frustration is the nagging question why in 2020/21 is a food bank still essential within our Epping Forest community.” -EFFB Volunteer
“Epping Forest Foodbank is an invaluable organisation within the community and we are very fortunate to work in partnership with them. The staff and volunteers provide a wonderful service, always in a cheerful and supportive manner, and will go the extra mile for people in need. They offer flexible delivery services when clients are unable to collect food and always have emergency food parcels available. They will ensure clients are given help in finding advice and practical help with the problems they are facing. They are always looking to expand their services and make them accessible to as many people as possible. We, and our clients, cannot recommend them highly enough and thank them for their ongoing support.” -Epping Forest Citizens Advice
“Thank you so much for helping me out. If it wasn’t for the foodbank volunteers I wouldn’t have known what to do. Thank you again and I really appreciate all the help.” -Local Client
You can read our full report here.