Collecting winter essentials for those in crisis

Collecting winter essentials for those in crisis
11th January 2019 Amanda Bhavnani
Staff collecting for foodbank

For the second time in a year, Greenfields House is a collection point for Braintree Area Foodbank.

From 14 January, Greenfields Community Housing staff and visitors to the office can donate food, household essentials and thermal clothing to help keep local people warm and fed.

As well as store cupboard food, such as tins and small packets of meat, vegetables, desserts, drinks, sauces and snacks, we’re appealing for the following:

  • Shampoo
  • Toilet rolls
  • Toothbrushes
  • Anti-perspirant
  • Pet food
  • Non-bio washing powder.

The month-long appeal is also calling for donations of thermal clothes and blankets to help those who are homeless or who struggle to pay their heating bills.

Emma Faulkner, Greenfields’ Financial Inclusion Co-ordinator, said: “Myself and my team aim to support our residents who are struggling in various ways, be it financially, mentally, physically or a combination. The foodbank is a lifeline for those who need a little help, and we’re pleased that this particular collection will also help local homeless people.”

Greenfields House was a collection point for the foodbank last summer, collecting nearly £100kgs of food and household essentials.

In 2016, Greenfields’ joint fund with Braintree District Council provided £30,000 over three years to help the Foodbank continue its fantastic work for people living in our district.

Find out more about Braintree Area Foodbank by clicking on this link:

Click on the following link to find out more about the fund: Funding opportunities

Click on the following link for advice and guidance if you are struggling financially: Financial Help or Contact us