Essex County Council has announced the launch of a new food support fund in association with Essex Association of Local Councils.
This new fund is available to support those in need in the community, including food banks, food pantries, community organisations, schools and voluntary groups.
Applications open today (10 December) and will remain open until Friday 25 February 2022.
If you think your organisation may be eligible please fill out the application form: Food_Support_Fund-Application_Form_(Winter_2021-22).pdf.
You can also donate items to your local Brentwood food bank this Christmas at Ingatestone Parish Church, Fryerning Parish Church or Budgens supermarket.
This useful document lists some recommended food items: https://brentwood.foodbank.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/400/2021/12/Shopping-List-December-2021-pdf.pdf