Colchester Foodbank

Colchester Foodbank logoColchester Foodbank is a charity operating in the Colchester area to help people who are experiencing a short-term financial crisis. The Foodbank collects food given by individuals, churches, schools and other organisations and sorts it into food boxes. Vouchers which can be exchanged for a foodbox are held by a range of organisations and charities to whom people might turn to for help in a time of need, and they are given to people who at that time have no other means of obtaining food for themselves and their families.

Typical cases where help is provided are where there is a delay in benefits arriving, loss of employment, domestic violence, loss of income, theft, or a large unexpected expense, although there is a wide range of causes.

Here is a list of suggested items to choose from for inclusion in a harvest parcel, but for the latest information click here to visit their website. Thank you.

Items urgently needed:
Long Life Milk
Shampoo, razors and shower gel
Shaving foarm, male and female deodorant
Small packs of washing powder/gel/tablets
Nappies size 5,6,7
Tinned macaroni/ravioli, tinned potatoes, tinned custard and rice pudding
Crisps, multi-pack snack biscuits e.g. KitKat, Club and Twix


Milk (UHT) Cereal Tinned soup
Fruit juice (Longlife) Pasta sauces Coffee
Squash Jam Tea bags
Pasta Peanut butter Sugar
Rice Tinned meat/fish  
Tinned desserts e.g. rice pudding, sponge pudding Tinned vegetables  


Please ensure items have use-by dates of at least three months away so that they can be stored and used in rotation.  No fresh produce please.