Foodbank

Can you help?

Coronavirus Update

The collection boxes in St John’s Church, the Free Church and Spangles have been suspended until further notice, as these venues are closed. Please take donations to the Co-op or St Mary’s School.

Donations of food would be much appreciated for local people in need. We welcome all food with a long shelf life.  At the present time we particularly need the following:

Tinned custard and rice pudding, boxed breakfast cereals, fruit juice, tinned fruit, tinned fish, tinned vegetables and sweetcorn, biscuits, small jars of coffee and jam, toilet rolls. Please note that we do not need soup or baked beans. We no longer need any financial donations, thanks to the very generous contributions received to date.

Some of our usual collection points listed below are not available at the present time (see above)

Donations can be put in the box near the tills in the Co-op, or taken to: St John’s Church on Tuesdays 9.15am-11.00am and Thursdays 10.30am-noon, Stansted Free Church foyer on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30am-12.30pm when The Place on the Hill is open;  or Spangles Children’s Centre, Lower Street, which is open Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm.   All donation boxes have an updated list of the items which are most needed.  A big thank you to everyone has donated to the food bank in the past; we are receiving many more requests than when we first started and our stocks need regular replenishment.

If you are in need of a food parcel, please contact Spangles Children’s Centre on 812348 or Uttlesford Citizens’ Advice (CAB) on 01799 618840.

For more information please contact our Secretary using the form on the Contact page.

A recent quiz at the Dog and Duck raised over £200 for the Food Bank.

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