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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.

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

Location of food donation point

Opening hours


Unit D8
Loughton Seedbed Centre
Langston Road
IG10 3TQ

Wed and Fri
10am – 12noon

‘Phil’ The Trolley
Located in St Mary’s Church
201 High Road,
IG10 1BB

Mon – Fri
9:30am – 2:20pm

Single item/bag donations only.
During opening times of
Cafe Hope
at St Mary’s Church

During opening times of the
Foodbank Distribution Centres

  See Locations for times and places

Woodford Green Co-Op
109 Snakes Lane West
Woodford Green

Mon – Sat
7am – 10pmSun
10am – 4pm

Single item/bag donations only.

Waltham Abbey Co-Op
7-9 Sun Street
Waltham Abbey
Mon – Sat
7am – 10pmSun
10am – 4pm

Single item/bag donations only.


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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