Like lots of other volunteers, one of the most important local organisations I am able to help out at is the Epping Forest Foodbank.

It is still here to help local residents put food on the table for their families, operating from its unit on the Langston Road industrial estate and the Hope Centre at St Mary’s Church Loughton.

It is now running a doorstep delivery services and responding to electronic referrals from the many foodbank referral agencies across the Epping Forest area.

In April of this year (2020) 3,190 meals were provided a 95% increase as compared to April 2019.

Like lots of district councillors I am really pleased that our local food bank is here to help our residents facing real economic difficulties at this time.

District Councillor Stephen Murray

Loughton Roding Ward