We know this is a difficult time for everyone. We must prioritise our service for people who can't afford food. If you have enough money for food but are struggling to access it there are many people in our community who are willing to help you through this unprecedented period.
If you need support for a crisis that means you are struggling to put food on the table, click here to find a list of our partner agencies who can help you. They will issue you with a referral to the foodbank if they feel you need one.
Below is a list of local organisations and community groups who support people in a variety of ways, they can help you access food if you can afford it but cannot get to the supermarkets yourself due to Coronavirus.
Visit their websites to find out more about what they can do to help you.
Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK are a group of volunteers aiming to support the network of local community groups organising to support people through the coronavirus pandemic.
United in Kind helps people across Essex work together to reconnect with our neighbours and communities to help overcome loneliness.
The EWS was set up in response to the coronavirus outbreak. They help the most vulnerable people in Essex, who don’t have the support of family, friends or neighbours.
They put people in touch with local volunteers who can help with things like shopping, collecting medication and other essential tasks.
The support line was set up to provide support to communities and people in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
They give people without a support network someone to talk to, and can help you access things you may need like food, medicine and emotional support.