Donations can be left at the village shop, or Judy's  at 'Winnipeg' in Church Road.

The Foodbank is grateful for the donations received. Please use this list of items when donating this month as it really helps to ensure that they receive the items that are needed :

FROM THE FOODBANK                                                                                                                              

We are currently running low of the following items from our food parcels.  Could you donate an item from your weekly? Just one makes a big difference.

Food bank appeal for October - Needed urgently:  

Packet custard – Tinned custard - cereal bars – Kit Kat – Penguin – Club – Tinned cold meats –  Non food items – nappies sizes 4, 5 and 6.

Also needed to maintain the stocks:

Pasta sauce (not pasta packs); tinned cold meats (ham, spam, corned beef); tinned fruit; long-life milk; tea bags (40s/80s); tinned tomatoes; tinned rice pudding; deodorant; washing powder/liquid.

 We also need:

 Baby Wipes & Disposable Nappies (our stocks are very low)    

Please ensure any 'best before' dates are at least six months away.

Do you have spare time to assist at the foodbank as a volunteer in Halstead, on a Monday morning for a couple of hours, every 3 to 4 weeks in the month, if so please contact Angela Fossick on 01787 472485.

Naturally you can always ask the Reverend Rose Braisby on 01245 361927, or at


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