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Foodbank Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Hello everyone, as we approach the Christmas and New Year period please be sure to read the opening times below so you are aware which days the foodbank will be closed on. 24th December: Open 3:30pm-5pm, The Box, Epping 25th December: Closed 26th December: Closed 27th December: Closed 28th December: Open for donations only, 10am-12noon, Unit-D8 Loughton Seedbed […]

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Christmas Appeal

  First of all we would like to thank everyone who donated food or funds to our Harvest Appeal. We collected food donations that totalled over 2.4 tonnes which is amazing, so thank you all! Now that Harvest season is over our Christmas Appeal begins. We will be collecting food donations to make up Christmas […]

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December Newsletter

Our December Newsletter is here. Click the link below to find out about our recent Christmas events, support from community groups, Trussell Trust news and opportunities in the New Year. December newsletter We would like to wish all of our supporters a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Tesco Collection

On the 29th and 30th November, Epping Forest Foodbank took part in the annual Tesco food collection. Last year 850 tonnes of food were donated to the Trussell Trust, supporting thousands of people across the UK. Referrals to foodbanks increase during winter as people who are already in crisis struggle to cope with additional costs […]

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Waitrose Community Matters Scheme This December

This month, Epping Forest Foodbank is one of three charities that will benefit from the Waitrose Community Matters scheme. The scheme supports local causes through donations, and gives customers the opportunity to have a say in the cause they would like to support. This is the second year running that EFFB are a part of […]

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Trustees needed

Epping Forest Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust Network,  a UK poverty charity founded on Christian principles. Epping Forest Foodbank will become its own charity in Spring 2019 (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) and remain within the Network. The current management team are now recruiting a board of passionate, skilled and active Trustees to oversee management […]

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Concerns for this winter as foodbank reveals 554 emergency food supplies went to local people in six months

Epping Forest Foodbank provided 554 three day emergency food supplies to local people between 1st April and 30th September this year. Of this number, 265 went to children. The foodbank, a member of The Trussell Trust’s network which reported last week a UK-wide increase foodbank use, is concerned its help will be even more needed […]

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Epping Forest Recycling Rewards

On the 29th October, Epping Forest Foodbank attended Epping Forest District’s Recycling Rewards awards ceremony, coming 2nd place and receiving a £550 donation. Recycling Rewards is a scheme run by Local Green Points, who partner with local authorities to provide schemes that aim to motivate residents in the area to recycle more and waste less. Residents collect […]

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Abseil Challenge Fundraiser

Local architecture practice Clear Architects have just completed an abseiling challenge for which they kindly chose to fundraise for Epping Forest Foodbank. They abseiled down an iconic London attraction, the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Stratford. As the UK’s largest sculpture, and at 376ft high, abseiling down the Orbit is no small achievement! On Saturday the team headed to the top […]

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Combined Harvest Appeal!

Help support foodbanks with food and funds this Harvest! Foodbanks rely on donations of both food and money to help them provide this vital service of supporting people facing a crisis within communities across the UK. Without your goodwill, foodbanks would really struggle to operate and that’s why your support is needed more than ever this Harvest. Donate food The […]

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