We distributed 68 tonnes last year which equates to 3130 parcels -  total (5634 people – 3403 adults and 2231 children) – 162,000 meals!

Donations last year weighed in at 61.4 tonnes! 


Many thanks to MishCon de Reya for their incredibly generous donation of £1000!


We are helping to launch a trial FISH project (Food in School Holidays) next week at Orchard Baptist Church


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.

Colchester Institute Learning for Living students clean cars to raise funds for Colchester Food Bank... Read more

Staff from Virgin Media kindly donated lots of Easter Eggs for our family parcels. They also plan to spend some time... Read more

913,138 people received three days’ emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks in 2013-14 compared... 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 Moorside Business Park, off East Hill (past Rollerworld onto the Morrside 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 entrance closest to the back of the warehouse units walk along 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:

Colchester Food Bank Manager

Email: info@colchester.foodbank.org.uk

Telephone :  01206 621998

Mobile         :  07928857483

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



Budget recipes by leading chefs

Get some tips from the UK's leading chefs on how to cook tasty food on a budget.


Charitable trusts and business supporters help make what we do possible. Find out who our partners are and how you can become one. Read more

Real stories

Read real stories of lives changed by the foodbank



Watch a foodbank video

Find out how foodbanks work.


Newsletter – sign up

Email address:
Postal address:
Enter your details here if you would like to receive a regular newsletter from us.
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 , Mooreside Ind. Park, off East Hill, Colchester (near Roller World) CO1 2ZF - Mon -  Frid. 10 am to 2 pm. Call Linda on 07928857483 or email colchfbank@gmail.com to arrange.  Thanks!