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.

Food Provisions

If you are in need of food, take a look at local foodbanks and their locations.

Emergency Food Projects

View local soup kitchens, free meal offers, homeless shelters and more!


Locate local Community Fridges, Allotments, Community Lunches and more!

Clubs and Projects

Plan, budget and shop smarter!

Making meals fun, nutritional and keeping food waste down.

Join the Food Network

Help us reduce food waste and advertise a food offer that you feel could benefit communities in Thurrock.

View Recipes

View our favourite recipes from Thurrock residents, including some great foodbank recipes, slow cooker meals and more!

Join the Food Network!

If you would like to join the food network please email us at jacqui.payne@thurrockcvs.org

We also encourage Thurrock residents to actively participate in the network through volunteering or donating.

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