BBC ESSEX 'Make a Difference Award 2022' winners
Without assessment or referral.
180,000 meals provided in 2022
12,200 people fed in 2022
1500 tonnes of surplus food saved in 2022
on the previous year
Treating people humanely with dignity and respect
We are community surplus hubs offering free food, home essentials, clothes, toys without assessment or referral to anyone that needs it.
Our Hub Locations
Monday & Friday 11:30am to 1:00pm
13 Sun Street, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1ER
Tuesday 11:30am to 1:00pm
Loughton Club, 8 Station Road, IG10 4NX
Tuesday 12:30pm to 2:00pm
235-255 W Green Rd, London N15 5EG
Wednesday 5:00pm to 6:30pm
All Saints Church Hall, Romford Road, Chigwell Row, IG7 4QD
Thursday 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Zinc Arts Centre
High Street, Chipping Ongar, CM5 0AD
Sunday 12:00pm to 1:30pm
454A High Road Bruce Grove, London N17 9JD
1st Monday of the month
All Saints Church Hall
Romford Rd, Chigwell Row, Chigwell IG7 4QD
3rd Wednesday of the month
St James’ Church Hall, Ongar CM5 9EL
2nd Thursday of the month
Loughton Club, 8 Station Road IG10 4NX
Last Fri of the month
Waltham Abbey Baptist Church, Paradise Road, EN9 1RL
Free NHS Health Check
1st Tuesday of the month
10-2pm Loughton Hub
1st Thursday of the month
11-3pm Ongar Hub
2nd Mon & Fri of the month
10-1pm Waltham Abbey Hub
11-12:30pm Loughton Hub
How You Can Help
Run entirely by volunteers we are charity community hub that provides basic groceries and essentials to those in need. Treating people humanely with dignity and respect without the need for assessment or referral.
01992 842 642
Mobile / Whatsapp
We have community hubs in
♥ Waltham Abbey
♥ Chigwell Row
♥ Chipping Ongar
Make A Real Change In Someone’s Life
Donate, Volunteer, Spread the word. Join us on this incredible journey to treat people humanely with the dignity and respect that everyone deserves.
We received this message at 23.24pm on Wed 7th April from Michelle, which we replied immediately.
Michelle: Hi we are on benefits & we have a autistic adult son, we are finding it really hard at the moment, I was wondering if we are able to get help with food & clothes.
3food4u: Hello Michelle, I’m so sorry to hear about your situation. You are very welcome to come to any one of our hubs, you don’t need any ID or proof, and take whatever you need. It’s all very easy just like going shopping. Come early as there are queues.
Michelle: I’ve got to take my mum for her covid injection today, so was hoping to go to you tomorrow, I’m very nervous. But I saw on Facebook how lovely & friendly the people are & the people make you very welcome x
Michelle visited us on Friday, this is her experience after.
“I’ve used food banks before but never felt comfortable but when I went to your food bank everyone was so friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend you to anyone who’s struggling right now. What made it more special was the personal touch and none of the volunteers were judgemental as it seems to be from other food banks. I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with everyone at the Waltham Abbey branch so I’d just like to say thank you to everyone involved.”