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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 colected over 5 tons of food over three days! awesome generosity.

On Saturday 9th November we moved from unit 9 to unit 33 Moorside Business Park in record time thanks to an army of... Read more

Looking forward to helping Colchester Institute Students with their 'Colchester Institute Christmas Carriers' project... Read more

A huge thank you to Lion Walk Church which held its Harvest Supper on Saturday night and raised £150.00 for the... Read more

UK foodbanks

The Trussell Trust foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring foodbanks to communities across the UK. There are now over 275 foodbanks in the network. Find out about our national network here



Food parcels are distributed from


33 Mooreside Business Park, off East Hill (near Rollerworld) Colchester. CO1 2ZF - signs will direct you to the correct entrance.


Main distribution mornings - Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 am - 12.30 pm for voucher holders. 


Parcels may also be collected Monday - Friday between 10 am and 3 pm by prior arrangement by telephone or email  for voucher holders.

If you would like to make a donation of food - the warehouse is usually open to receive donations on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays between 10 am and 12 30 pm.

33 Mooreside Business Park, off East Hill (near Rollerworld) Colchester. CO1 2ZF - as you come into Moorside it's bottom right.

If you require any further information:

contact Colchester Food Bank Manager Linda Hurr B.Sc. Hons


Telephone:  07957809041

Office hours between 10 am - 4 pm Monday to Friday

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Donate food

We rely on food donations to feed local people in crisis. From pasta to puddings, please give in-date non-perishable food. Download our shopping list

Food donations can be delivered direct to our warehouse at Unit 33 , Mooreside Ind. Park, off East Hill, Colchester (near Roller World) CO1 2ZF - Mon, Thurs or Frid. 10 am to 12 noon. Call Linda on 07957809041 or email to arrange.  Thanks!

We are delighted to announce that you can now donate food at Co-op branches around Colchester.

Participating branches are:- Mile End, West Bergholt, Old Heath, Shrub End, Prettygate, Wimpole Road,Greenstead, Stanway Supermarket, Abbotts Road Supermarket, Mersea Road, Rowhedge, West Mersea.