Welcome to Thurrock Food Network


During the Coronavirus lockdown, there was enormous community spirit and motivation to provide everyone with basic food supplies, witnessed right across the UK. Here in Thurrock, a wealth of businesses, community groups, and individuals came forward with contributions of food and resources to help others. Since April 2021 the network has been able to assist individuals’ in accessing food, sign-posting people to the numerous local projects, charities and organisations in Thurrock. 


Ensuring Thurrock has a zero-waste food community by diverting excess food to those that need it.

Identifying further needs within communities and encouraging people to get involved in local food projects such as Community Gardens, Cook and Eat Clubs etc.

Working with individuals, community groups, supermarkets and businesses to coordinate offers and requests for food.

View Foodbanks

Find out where to find your local foodbanks, addresses, opening times and more

View Allotments

View Community Allotments in the Thurrock area, their opening times and how to get involved!

View Recipes

We’ve pulled together some of our favourite recipes from Thurrock residents, including some great foodbank recipes!

If you are interested in joining the Thurrock Food Network, please contact here:

Eunice Flynn

Thurrock Food Network Coordinator


Our Partners

We would like to say a big thank you to all of the community groups, businesses, and charities who go above and beyond to help Thurrock residents’ access food, reduce food waste in the borough, and encourage healthy lifestyles.

  • Thurrock Foodbank
  • Thurrock Libraries
  • The Community House
  • Aveley Village Community Foundation
  • Necessities UK
  • Gousto
  • Pret-a-Manger
  • Morrisons
  • Lidl
  • Friends of Hardie Park
  • St Stephens Community Trust
  • Friends of Grays Town Park
  • ASDA
  • Lakeside Shopping Centre
  • Heavenly Greens Fruit & Veg
  • The Fleet Pub
  • Mama G’s Afro Caribbean Store
  • Impulse Leisure
  • Friends of Essex and London Homeless
  • The ReFill Cabin