South Woodham Ferrers Foodbank

Although located at the New Life Church in Clements Green Lane, South Woodham Ferrers, the food bank is called the 'Chelmsford Foodbank' and is administered from Chelmsford.

It is open in South Woodham every Wednesday from 10:00am-12 noon

Anyone wishing to use the foobank should have vouchers issued by local agencies such as social work dept. or GPs although Paul Taylor who runs the foodbank has stated that no one will be turned away.


Telephone: 07512 574 542 for more details


Donations of Food for the SWF Foodbank

Anyone wishing to donate to the foodbank can drop dried and tinned food, toiletries and baby items into the New Life Church on Wednesday mornings when the food bank is open or leave them at any time:

  • in the Foodbank box in Champions Manor Hall (school uniform can also be donated),
  • in the Leisure Centre Reception Area
  • or in the trolley for that purpose near the checkouts at Asda.

Suggested items to donate to the foodbank:

Canned and dried meals such as meat pies, Pot Noodle, stew, curry
Canned meat: ham, corned beef
Canned fish: tuna, sardines, salmon
UHT milk
Canned potatoes
Canned vegetables
Tins of beans, spaghetti
Pasta sauces in packets and jars
Dried soup/noodles
Tinned soups
Packets of breakfast cereals
Canned/Dried desserts such as rice pudding, steamed sponges, custard
Sandwich spreads
Crackers and crispbreads

Possible hygiene items

Baby toiletries
Sanitary products
Shaving equipment
Biodegradable wipes
Toilet Rolls
Tooth Brushes


Cost of Living Crisis

Times are tough and rising interest rates are making life much more difficult. Anyone with a mortgage buying a house will have faced rising interest repayments. This has created a wave of new poor who cannot afford to pay their mortgage and feed the family.  Donate food if you can.