News

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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We are back on Twitter

We have at last been able to access the Thurrock Foodbank twitter page so now we are on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin. Please like, share and retweet our posts.

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Donate to the foodbank using PAYPAL

If you would like to make a donation to our funds this is now possible via PAYPAL. You will find the PAYPAL button on our “DONATE” page.

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How you can help with some treats

We don’t actually have any shortages as such at the moment but we would like to give our clients some treats so looking for Sponge Puddings, Jelly, Ice Pops (in their water state to give children a treat in this hot weather) and Haribo type sweets.  We are also in need of toiletries i.e. shampoo, shower gel, […]

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Please continue donating food when you can

In these strangest of times we are feeding more people than ever so our need for our ‘basics’ remains high. All our collection points in food shops are open to receive your donations :- Tesco, Asda, Sainsburys, Morrisons Grays, Co-op’s in Grays Lodge lane, Aveley High Street, Tilbury Calcutta Road and Portsea Road, East Tilbury Princess […]

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COVID-19 update

Please note that as a result of the COVID-19 we have some changes to our operation. Distribution Centres – We have lost two centres as Tilbury St John’s and Grays Methodist Church have closed. But the good news is that Socketts Heath Baptist Church have come forward and offered to open as a distribution centre […]

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