Coronavirus Emergency Response

Please see information below on how Rainham Foodbank is operating during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Food Parcels

The Foodbank is currently giving food via home delivery only. We are not handing out food parcels at the Foodbank itself during the pandemic. Volunteer drivers are working to bring the parcels to clients.

Referrals are being accepted in the form of an e-referral (from voucher holders, including Havering Volunteer Centre) or self-referral.

Process for Food Delivery

Please click on the links below to see the more detailed process of how the Foodbank is going about providing food to clients during the Coronavirus crisis, and an outline of the rota being used for volunteers who are sorting and packing parcels.

Rainham Foodbank Cononavirus Emergency Response Rota

Rainham Foodbank Coronavirus emergency Process

Opening Hours

Rainham Foodbank is currently closed for food distribution. We are only open for drop off of food donations, volunteers sorting and packaging food and for volunteer drivers. The office opening hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.

Our Hornchurch distribution centre (Holy Cross Church) is still operating with its usual opening hours (Wednesdays, 10am-12pm).

Counselling Sessions

Counselling sessions are taking place online only. If you wish to book a session, please call our office landline number on 01708 397484.

Advocacy Service

Our advocacy adviser is currently available on Tuesdays and Thursdays for remote appointments over the phone. If you wish to make an appointment, please call our office landline on 01708 397484, or mobile on 07367 335970. Our adviser will then get back to you during their available hours to arrange a remote meeting.

Available Volunteer Roles

Volunteers are currently needed for the following roles:

  • food sorting
  • packing into parcels
  • delivery to clients

Please use either of the phone numbers below to contact us if you can help. We really appreciate the help you can give, especially during this difficult time.

Contact Us

Landline office number: 01708 397484

Operations manager: 07367 335970

Pastor Peter: 07428 187545