The food education classes organised by Epping Forest’s largest emergency food agency have received a major boost after securing a main sponsor.

Leading digital networking group Screen Pop are backing the classes held by 3Food4U which will be restarting in the summer.

Screen Pop is a networking business with groups across the UK. The online format removes geographical boundaries, enabling businesses to connect and collaborate with others they may not have met through the traditional face-to-face networking model.

Katherine Phillips, director at Screen Pop, said: "We're delighted to be sponsoring the exciting new 3Food4U food education classes for the next 12 months.

"We are very proud to be partnering with this fantastic charity to support the community with these vital services."

Further details about ScreenPop can be found at, by emailing or calling 07812 165161.

3Food4U is still looking for more business sponsors. Contact the charity to discuss how your organisation can support the community in their time of need.

Epping Forest Guardian: Delivering supplies to the Ukraine borderDelivering supplies to the Ukraine border (Image: 3Food4U)

The charity is proud to support Jonty Clarke OBE and CEO of The Beckmead Trust, who manage Wells Park School in Chigwell, Moundwood School in Harlow and a number of other schools in the South East.

3Food4U's chair of trustees Pesh Kapasiawala explained: “We have a common vision. This vision places improving the life chances of their children and our service users at the forefront of everything we do. We both feel a moral purpose to undertake this work to the best of our abilities.

“We're also both passionate about supporting the Ukraine People. We support the local Ukrainian families in Epping Forest with our range of services.

“The Beckmead Trust have been delivering supplies to the frontline in Ukraine for two years, and proudly taking 3Food4U donations.

“Last week was their seventh trip, and we're very humbled to be able to contribute a small part to the relief effort in Ukraine.”

3Food4U has a fundraising page at

The charity’s community surplus hubs are open as follows:

  • Monday: Waltham Abbey - 13 Sun Street - 11.30am to 1pm
  • Tuesday: Loughton - Loughton Club, 8 Station Road - 11.30am to 1pm
  • Wednesday: Chigwell Row - All Saints Church Hall, Romford Road - 5pm to 6.30pm
  • Thursday: Ongar - Zinc Arts Centre, High Street - 1pm to 2.30pm
  • Friday: Waltham Abbey - 13, Sun Street - 11.30am to 1pm

For further details, visit, email or call 01992 842642.