We are Recruiting for a Foodbank Centre Coordinator

The key skills we are looking for are:-

  • Fundraising / Grants experience
  • HR and Administration Skills
  • Strong Team Management Skills

For more information and to apply click on this link 

If you have skills in Administration, HR and Recruitment or Fundraising and Grant applications and want to volunteer we are also looking for volunteer team leaders in these areas. We are also looking for individuals who are strong at working with other agencies in Colchester.

We distributed 68 tonnes last year which equates to 3130 parcels,

5634 people, 3403 adults and 2231 children 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.

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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 Moorside Business Park, off East Hill (past Rollerworld onto the Moorside Estate) Colchester. CO1 2ZF.

Turning left onto the Moorside Estate you come around the one way system and around the back of the warehouse buildings to the car park. Taking the first arched entrance (nearest to the railway line end of the warehouse units) walk through to the far end and Unit 33 can be found on the right-hand side. The team will welcome you with a cup of tea and a smile and exchange your voucher for the relevant food parcel.

We are open Monday - Friday 10 am - 2 pm and food parcels can be collected if you have been issued with a red voucher or an Essential Living Fund referral.

If you would like to make a donation of food the same opening hours apply. Please use the back entrance for deliveries marked no: 33.


If you require any further information contact:

Colchester Food Bank Manager - Corinne Thompson

Email: info@colchester.foodbank.org.uk

Telephone :  01206 621998

Opening hours are 10 am - 2 pm Monday to Friday.



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Donate food

We rely on food donations to feed local people in crisis. 

Items we are short of right now:- Longlife Fruit Juice, Longlife Milk, Tinned/Packet Puddings, Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Meats, Tinned Fruit, Pasta Sauce, Tinned/Packet Potatoes, Tinned Ravioli/Bolognese, Jam/Peanut Butter, Tinned Tomatoes, Tinned/Packet Soup, Biscuits, Lunch Box Snacks



Food donations can be delivered direct to our warehouse at

Unit 33 , Moorside Ind. Park off East Hill


CO1 2ZF (near Roller World)

Monday -  Friday 10 am to 2pm.

Call Corinne on 01206 621 998 or email info@colchester.foodbank.org.uk to arrange.  Thanks!