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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          Comments

Unit D8

Loughton Seedbed Centre

Langston Road

Loughton IG10 3TQ


Wednesdays and Fridays

10am – 12noon

Closed on 26th December

‘Phil’ The Trolley

Located in St Mary’s Church

201 High Road,

Loughton IG10 1BB

 Mon – Fri

9:30am – 2:20pm

Closed 25th-28th December,

1st January 2019

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


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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