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Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.


Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

Our shopping list on the right shows the food items that we need right now. All of which should be undamaged/unopened and before the Best Before or Use By Date.

We currently have plenty of:

  • Pasta
  • Cereal

Please note: we cannot accept formula baby milk

If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see the table below for our food collection point locations:

For large /bulk donations please contact the Warehouse Coordinator to arrange a suitable time to deliver on [email protected].

Polite Note: Please do not take any donations to our distribution centres.

Warehouse Address

Opening hours

Comments

Epping Forest Foodbank
38c Chigwell Lane
Oakwood Industrial Estate
Loughton
Essex
IG10 3TZ

Wednesdays and Fridays
10am – 12noon

For large donations please call ahead or email us.

 

Some local Churches have donation points where you can drop off any food you’ve brought for the foodbank.

Please note: The opening times listed below are kept updated to the best of our knowledge, but may not always be accurate.

Church Address

Opening hours

Phil the Trolley
St Mary’s Church
201 High Road
Loughton
Essex
IG10 1BB

Monday – Friday
9:15am-12:45pm

Theydon Bois Baptist Church
The Green
Theydon Bois
Epping
Essex
CM16 7JH

Fridays
10am – 12noon

Epping Catholic Church
11 Church Hill
Epping
Essex
CM16 4RA

Porch- Daily
8am-8pm

St Mary’s Chigwell
All Saints’ Vicarage
Romford Road
Chigwell Row
Essex

Thursdays
10:30 am-12noon

Sundays
8:30 am-12noon

St Edmunds Loughton
9 Traps Hill
Loughton
Essex
IG10 1SZ

Daily
8am-8pm

The Vicar’s Residence
St. Mary’s Church
Piercing Hill
Theydon Bois
Essex
CM16 7JN

Daily
10am-4pm

(Place donations in the box outside the Vicar’s residence)

St John’s Loughton
Church Lane
Loughton
Essex
IG10 1PD

Daily
9 am-  6 pm

 

You can also donate whilst doing your shopping at the following supermarkets

Please note: Tesco collection points are intended for food that has been purchased in-store. Any food that has been purchased in a different store and brought into the collection point store should be sealed and clearly labelled as having been purchased elsewhere.

Supermarket Address

Opening hours

Epping Tesco Superstore
77-79 High Street
Epping
Essex
CM16 4BA

Monday – Saturday
6am – 12midnightSunday
10am – 4pm

Woodford Green Co-op
109 Snakes Lane West
Woodford Green
Essex
IG8 0DY

Monday – Saturday
7am – 10pm

Sunday
10am – 4pm

Buckhurst Hill Waitrose
27 Queens Road
Buckhurst Hill
Essex
IG9 5EP

Monday – Saturday
8am – 9pm

Sunday
11am – 5pm

 

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks and charities to support their work, particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.

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