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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.

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:

Please note: due to Coronavirus, please do not bring donations to the Distribution Centres. Thank You

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

You can read our full Coronavirus statement here.


Location of food donation point

Opening hours


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

Wednesday and Friday
10am – 12noon

For large donations please call ahead or email us.

‘Phil’ the trolley
St Mary’s Church
201 High Road
IG10 1BB

Monday – Friday
9.30am – 11.45am

Single bag donations only


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

Epping Tesco Superstore
77-79 High Street
CM16 4BA

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

Woodford Green Co-op
109 Snakes Lane West
Woodford Green

Monday – Saturday
7am – 10pm

10am – 4pm

Buckhurst Hill Waitrose
27 Queens Road
Buckhurst Hill

Monday – Saturday
8am – 9pm

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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