We are very grateful for the collections schools and churches arrange for us during Lent. They are vital to the continued operation of the Foodbank.
We have a shopping list on our website that is kept up to date with the things we need most:
Please refer to this if you want to identify particular items for people to donate or ask them to take a look themselves. Alternatively here is a printable shopping list which can be downloaded and used to help plan a Lent collection.
Please note that we plan to close on Good Friday (7th April) & Easter Monday (10th April) so donations cannot be made on these days.
Unfortunately, we cannot take perishable food, out-of-date food, alcohol, medicines, or nappies.
Donations need to be delivered to the portacabins beside the Church Hall, behind St. Matthew’s Church, preferably Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, between 12noon and 1.30pm
We share the Church Hall with St. Matthew’s Pre-School and need to manage the number of people congregating at the entrance – in particular around the times that children are dropped off/collected.
Large donations must be booked in for delivery so that we can manage the number of people arriving at key times – please contact us to do this.
We have limited resources available to collect donations but if you need this, please contact us to make arrangements.