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


Waltham Abbey

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

Chigwell Row

Wednesday 5:00pm to 6:30pm

All Saints Church Hall, Romford Road, Chigwell Row, IG7 4QD

Chipping Ongar

Thursday 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Zinc Arts Centre

High Street, Chipping Ongar, CM5 0AD

How You Can Help

Donate food

We are always looking for non-perishable food donations

3food4u is run entirely by volunteers. Can you join our team?

To donate visit our fundraising page


If you know someone in need, or know someone who can help, please share us

About us

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

07973 166940

Charity No.


We have community hubs in

♥ Waltham Abbey
Mon/Fri 11:30-1:00

♥ Loughton
Tue 11:30-1:00

♥ Chigwell Row
Wed 5:00-6:30

♥ Chipping Ongar
Thur 1:00-2:30

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. 

"Thank you again for the help it was really great."

Ms M

"Really friendly welcoming staff. Very helpful, great with kids. Fantastic options even at the end of the day. No judgement."

Mrs K

"First time I've done this...bit apprehensive. Thought it was made painless by friendly attitude of staff."

Mr J

"This place is amazing, best emergency food support I've visited.'"

Ms L

"Fantastic resource set up locally in Waltham Abbey - food to all without question ! amazing job x"


"Well done on all your hard work and we are pleased we could support you."

Essex Community Foundation

"You guys are all amazing at 3food4u, so welcoming and kind."


"Thank you all for your kind work that you do God bless you all "


"Incredible facility you provide"


"You all do an amazing job"


"Always love visiting with my son and daughter! The people are so welcoming , and the guy who I spoke to today was really funny!"


"We are please that Loughton Town Council has been able to support your project "

Loughton Town Council

"...the fact u never feel shamed or embarrassed to attend and always welcome no matter who u are is a nice feeling"


Thank You to Our Partners & Sponsors

Zinc Art Centre



All Saints Church,

Chigwell Row

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