Thanks to FatFace for Giving!
A massive thank you to FatFace in Colchester who donated to Colchester Foodbank instead of discounting their products over Black Friday Weekend.
It was great to meet you on Friday when you came to visit us and we appreciate your support.
Thanks to Kikiblahblah for the soap!
Thank you so much to Sareta from kikiblahblah.com, who has made some beautiful handcrafted soaps for our clients to enjoy.
Thanks Monthind for keeping us clean!
Thank you so much to Monthind Ltd, in Copford who donated buckets, mops and cleaning products to help with keeping the warehouse, kitchen and toilet clean.
Our lovely volunteer, Penny Candler, who is a retired ex-employee collected the donation and delivered it to the Foodbank.
Milk Urgently Needed!!
Help! We are running extremely low on longlife cartons of milk - we have less than two weeks supply and only one week of juice. We also need small boxes of teabags and or coffee and rice.
Colchester Foodbank welcomes Colchester United
It was great to welcome Marvin Sordell from Colchester United to the Foodbank. Watch this space to find out how he wants to get involved.
Take the Foodbank Fair Lent Challenge!
The Fair Lent Challenge is to live on a Foodbank parcel for 3 days - just as our clients do - and to donate what you would have spent on shopping during that period to Colchester Foodbank.
If you think you're up to the Challenge and would like to experience receiving a parcel at the Foodbank - just as our clients do - with a welcoming cup of tea and a piece of cake, we will be running the Challenge on three days:
- Thursday 18 February
- Monday 22 February
- Saturday 27 February
The centre will be open on these three days from 2:30pm - 3:30pm for you to drop in.
Email email@example.com for further details and put I AM IN into the subject field. We will send you further details.
This is a wonderful opportunity to do some good at Lent and also to learn more about how the Foodbank operates on a day-to-day basis!
Simon Bloom is running the London Marathon!
A big shout out to Simon Bloom, who is taking part in the London Marathon this year to raise money for Colchester Foodbank.
Please share and support him and us by visiting his JustGiving page and making a donation.
72 food parcels have been distributed in the last week because of our generous supporters. Thank you so much!
Because of you, we have enough pasta, baked beans, soup and tinned fruit.
We are still very short of:
- Longlife milk
- Longlife fruit juice
- Small tea bags (80's)
- Instant potato (Smash etc)
Pound for a Pound
As the winter bites electricity and gas bills go up and the most needy in our community struggle between heating and eating. Lots of charities feel the pinch as pressure is put on their resources with the increase in needs.
Colchester Foodbank is no different and one of our trustees is going through some personal pain (as an overweight Trustee) to support the charity in a fundraiser. There is an option to join in if you want to fundraise and support us also. To donate click the link below.
We appreciate anything you are able to do to help out however small or big the donation.
To join our regular giving program please click on this link http://colchester.foodbank.org.uk/donate
Thank you for your support so the work of Foodbank can grow.
We distributed 68 tonnes last year which equates to 3130 parcels, 5634 people, 3403 adults, 2231 children and over 162,000 meals supported.
Donations last year weighed in at 61.4 tonnes.
Thank you to Natwest Colchester staff who now regularly donate much needed supplies now.
Many thanks to MishCon de Reya for their incredibly generous donation of £1000!
Thanks to Asda and Sainsbury's Tollgate customers who collected over 2 tonnes of food!
Thanks very much to customers at Sainsbury's Priory Walk for donating 530kg of food this weekend!
Colchester Institute students did a project to raise money to make up Christmas gift bags for Colchester Foodbank clients - they presented us with over 30 bags on Friday - clients have been overwhelmed with their gift bags which are personally signed by the students.
Big thank you to Tesco customers at Highwoods and Hythe who collected over 5 tons of food over three days! awesome generosity.
It was great to welcome Marvin Sordell from Colchester United to the Foodbank.
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