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2019 Reverse Advent Appeal

For the fourth year running we are launching our Reverse Advent Appeal – we start in November to ensure we get as much as possible in time for our Christmas hampers which go out on the 16th December. It’s a fantastic example of community involvement with everybody from church groups to homeschoolers taking part to […]

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Harvest Festivals

It’s that time of year when churches and schools have their harvest festivals. Apart from Christmas it.s probably our busiest time of year. We’re out and about doing assemblies to small wriggling children and giving talks to church congregations who hopefully don’t wriggle quite so much. It’s a very important time of year for us […]

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Reverse Advent Calendar 2018

Christmas Reverse Advent Calendar Appeal 2018 Every year Uttlesford Foodbank give out approximately 75 Christmas hampers full of both basics and Christmas treats to families and individuals living in isolation or poverty. The Reverse Advent is a way for families to give to other families and to get children to join in with the true spirit […]

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Easter Holidays – opening hours

Our opening hours over Easter: Shire Hill will be closed Good Friday and Easter Monday. So we will effectively be closed for a week from Thursday 29th March and reopening Wednesday 4th April. If you have an urgent need during this time please call us on 07531 436335 or 07971 631606. Dunmow Hub will also […]

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Christmas and New Year Opening hours

Christmas opening hours across our 3 centres are as follows: Saffron Walden – New Life Church Last day before Christmas is Friday 22nd December. Closed until Friday 29th – 2-4pm. Closed 1st January Reopen for regular hours Wednesday 3rd January 2018 2-4pm Dunmow – Community Hub Last day is Friday 22nd December. Closed until January […]

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We are on the move!

Since we first opened our doors we have been based at the Salvation Army cafe – the Well – in Saffron Walden. On 27th November 2017, we are centralising our operations and running a drop-in centre and collections from our warehouse at the New Life Church in Saffron Walden. We are enormously grateful to the Salvation […]

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2017 Christmas Appeal

Our Reverse Advent Calendar runs until 15th December. Families love to get involved with this as it is an easily understandable way for children to get involved with the true meaning of Christmas and everyone likes doing advent calendars whether it’s opening your own or making one for someone else. All the food will either […]

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New centre opening in Thaxted

Uttlesford Foodbank are delighted to announce the opening of our newest distribution centre in Thaxted on 5th December 2016. Operating out of the Thaxted Community Centre in Town St we will be able to both hand out parcels and also have a collection point. This will make a significant addition to our current operations and […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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