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Mobile Support: 07530789274

Black-Tie Event POSTPONED!

Our black-tie event has been postponed until further notice.

Food Bank Success

Our food bank, Tins & Things, is now fully up and running, with a large warehouse bursting with donations! Since opening in November 2013, we’ve given over 1000 meals in our food parcels to Basildon residents of all backgrounds, to see them through their times of need. Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, it’s the most accessible food bank in the local area. We will be increasing our hours on Mondays from 9am -8pm from the 17th currently considering the possibility of further extended evening hours and weekends, so watch this space!

Parcels are for three days of three meals, can be done for individuals or families, and as they are all made up by hand, we can cater for special dietary requirements.

We are still looking for warehouse volunteers to assist in the management and distribution of our food.

Second Community Kitchen Receives Lottery Funding

Following on from the success of our first Community Kitchen, which has served over (number) meals to date, Choices Family Support Service have received a £10,000 grant from The Big Lottery Fund to open a second kitchen! Open up to four days a week, dependent on volunteers, this new kitchen is coming very soon to Bardfield Scout Centre in Vange! Watch this space for an opening date.

We’ve had excellent feedback about our cooking and our volunteers during our pilot project at MIND, and hope to continue to wow the local community with our healthy, wholesome and frankly yummy meals, as well as getting them involved with the preparation and cooking; teaching new skills or practising old ones.

Volunteer Training

The first date of our three-day Volunteer Leadership Training Course is Saturday 8th To be involved in this brilliant opportunity, all you need to do is begin volunteering with us by 1st March! Check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for further details and to be kept up to date with all our opportunities and events, or e-mail for more information, or to register your interest in volunteering.

We offer warehouse and administration roles and experience,as well as cooking and hospitality at our upcoming Lottery-funded Whole & Hearty Community Kitchen.