What food do we need?
We saw more people in 2023 than ever before which has lead to a very fine balance between giving out food parcels and donations of the food needed for the food parcels.
This Lent why not use our ‘Give in Lent’ calendar and donate food rather than give anything up.
Thank you all for your donations. We really couldn’t continue without your generosity.
* Please note: We ask for small packs as larger packs do not fit in our boxes making it difficult for our clients to carry home we are also unable (for hygiene reasons) to split large size or catering packs.
Ever walked into the supermarket, seen the Foodbank box and wondered what Foodbank needs this month? Have you tried the app BanktheFood? This app pings whenever you approach one of our donation points and will give you an up-to-date list of the items we need.
Plastic Bags, Please
Do you have spare plastic bags? You don’t want them being dumped in the ocean, do you? We at Foodbank need your plastic bags urgently.
Please take them to your local centre (see https://braintreearea.foodbank.org.uk/locations/) or email us at [email protected]
For a list of donation points please visit this page by clicking here
Thank you so much.
We follow the standards set by the Food Standards Agency. We can only accept donations of unopened and undamaged goods that are still well within their “use by” date (no less than six months if possible). Items which do not meet these requirements cannot be used and your donation may be wasted.
We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby food banks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.
Please note that only food purchased from the stores below can be accepted within their collection point. Any food donations that are not purchased from these stores needs to be labelled with where it was purchased.
Did you know that, when you donate food you have brought in your Tesco store, Tesco will provide a top up of funds to help us? This is why we need you to donate food only purchased in store.