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Christmas 2020 opening

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Christmas Hampers

Once again we are producing some Christmas hampers and this week’s shortages list items that we particularly need to complete these.

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NOVEMBER LOCKDOWN

During lockdown a strict drop delivery to the warehouse will be enforced. Please ring the bell and someone will let you in. Reverse Advent – if you are dropping these in to us please make the team aware that it is a reverse advent so that it gets noted down properly.

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Our reverse Advent calendar Collection

Once again we are running our reverse Advent Calendar appeal where we ask, if you are able, to make a daily gift of food for the foodbank during the month of November. A suggestion for what you might like to donate is here…….

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Thank you TK Maxx

TK MAXX AND HOMESENSE FOUNDATION MAKES DONATION TO THURROCK FOODBANK THROUGH COMMUNITY FUND The TK Maxx and Homesense Foundation has donated £500 to Thurrock Foodbank through their Community Fund programme following an employee application to support the charity in their ongoing efforts to provide emergency food to people in crisis. The Community Fund, which is part of […]

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August Tesco collection

In August Tesco held a store collection for us.  Due to COVID restrictions we were not allowed to run the collection with volunteers but the staff at Tesco did all the promoting and collecting and we are delighted to report that the total amount of food collected was 241.5kg – an excellent result.  We send […]

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Some Statistics from the last year

In the year to April 2020 we fed 6,671 people of which 3,754 were adults and 2,917 children.  We processed 2,430 vouchers.  This is an increase of 1,293 people on the previous year – a considerable annual increase and we expect this year, with all its challenges, to be even higher since in the last […]

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New Saturday Distribution Centre

Next Saturday (5th September) we are opening a new Saturday distribution centre at the Gates of Praise International Christian Centre in London Road Grays. The centre will be open from 10am to 12 noon. Please be aware that the foodbank operates on a voucher system for clients to receive food parcels.

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Great help from West Ham Community Foundation

This week we have been pleased to welcome a group of young people from the West Ham Community Foundation. They and their supervisors John and Ali have been a great help sorting out some of our longest dated food. It’s great to see the awareness and enthusiasm of the young people who also raised £64 […]

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Thanks to North Stifford W.I.

Many people in Thurrock have been donating food to the foodbank although with the impact of the COVID-19 virus this has often been difficult. The North Stifford Womens’ Institute have now, on two occasions, organised for their members to deliver food to a gazebo in a front garden. The most recent collection was on 12th […]

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