Coronavirus Crisis – Food Donations

Please help us to help people who are struggling during the Coronavirus crisis by donating store-cupboard food and household goods.

Make your donation count

We can make best use of your donation if you donate:

  • things that are on the list at the bottom of the page (if you’ve got anything else to donate, please call us first to check if we can use it);
  • things that are within their use-by or best-before date
  • small packets, instead of large ones;
  • a few different things, instead of a few packets of the same thing;
  • If donating soap, shampoo etc. you choose ones that are suitable for everyone, not specifically for men or women.

Please remember to follow handwashing and distancing advice when you bring donations to the Centre.

Thank you for your donations!

These are the things we are most in need of this week:

Most needed items 22/5/20
Instant mashed potato
Peanut butter
Chocolate spread
Nuts (for snacks)
Washing up liquid and sponges
Washing powder
Antibacterial spray
Shampoo and conditioner
Soap or shower gel
Nappies (especially larger sizes)
Cat food (dry or tinned)

We always need:


  • Pasta (including gluten free)
  • Rice
  • Precooked couscous, instant noodles etc. (that can be made just with a kettle)
  • Tomato-based pasta sauce
  • Dried red lentils
  • Dried onions
  • Tins:      
    • meals (curry, stew, pies etc) – vegetarian or meat
    • soup
    • baked beans
    • sweetcorn
    • tuna
    • chickpeas
    • fruit
  • Sandwich fillings that aren’t in the fridge – peanut butter, cheese spread, meat/fish paste etc.
  • Biscuits and crackers (including gluten free)
  • Jam
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Teabags
  • Instant Coffee 
  • Sugar
  • Longlife milk
  • Fruit juice (long life cartons)
  • Cereal (including gluten free) or porridge oats
  • Baby food

Toiletries and Household Goods

  • Toilet roll
  • Soap
  • Nappies (all sizes)
  • Sanitary wear
  • Baby wipes
  • Adult incontinence pants
  • Toothbrushes (adult and children) and toothpaste
  • Washing powder/liquid
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Cleaning sprays