Helping local people in crisis

Your donations enable us to provide emergency food and toiletries to local people in crisis.  To donate food items please ensure that they are non-perishable goods. For items such as toiletries and clothes please ensure they are in good condition.

The following list sets out what we generally need the most:


  • Beans/peas (dried, tinned) 
  • Biscuits (low-sugar, low fat)
  • Canned fruit 
  • Carton juice (orange, apple)
  • Cornmeal 
  • Flour
  • Herbal tea
  • Honey
  • Long life milk and milk substitutes 
  • Noodles (dried)
  • Nuts (unsalted) 
  • Oats
  • Olive oil
  • Pasta/Macaroni (dried)
  • Rapeseed oil
  • Rice
  • Salt
  • Sugar (brown)
  • Sunflower oil


  • Bath soap   
  • Bath and shower gel
  • Brushes
  • Combs
  • Deodorant
  • Hand and body lotion  
  • Tissues
  • Toilet paper 
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes                  
  • Sanitary towels/tampons 
  • Wet wipes


  • Scarves
  • Socks
  • Hats
  • Gloves

N.B. When buying tinned food, if at all possible, it will be helpful if you choose tins with easy peel tops to make it easier for some of our homeless clients who have not got access to can openers.

When and where to give donations

Monetary donations

If you prefer, you can also make a monetary donation and 100% goes towards our Food Bank and Community Kitchen. Big or small, every gift you give helps transform lives. We couldn’t do what we do without your support. Our Food Bank and Community Kitchen is run by local people for local people – we rely on the community’s support to ensure we can continue to stop people going hungry. 

For further information email us at or call 07930 167 812.