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Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.

Our shopping list on the right shows the food items that we need right now.

If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see the table below for our food collection point locations:

Location of food donation point     Opening hours Comments
Sainsburys, London Rd, Whitchurch SY13 1NJ 07:00 – 22:00  located after the checkouts
Tescos, White Lion Meadow, Whitchurch SY13 1BA 07:00 – 23:00  located after the checkouts
Bargates Hall, Church Street, Whitchurch, SY13 1LR Tues & Fri, 09:30-11:30 Tuesdays & Fridays only

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.

Provision of food during the School Summer Holidays

The long school holiday is a difficult time for some families with the absence of school dinners usually provided.

Following on from the success of the trial we operated last Summer, where we were able to provide food for families who find the long summer holiday with no ‘free school meals’ a particular challenge, we plan to extend the initiative this year.

In 2017 the trial was conducted in conjunction with Whitchurch Infants’ School and The Children’s Centre. This year we are opening up the opportunity to some fifteen schools located within our area of operation.

The offer will be to provide two ‘food-boxes’ in week 1 and week 4 of the holidays. The ‘box’ will contain sufficient food to feed the children for a three week period – i.e. in place of their school meal.

If you are able to assist us with donations selected from the list below, we would be most thankful.

School Holiday ‘Lunch Box’ Items

  • Long life milk or powdered milk
  • Pasta sauces
  • Tinned meat products – ham, meatballs, chicken, Bolognese, chilli etc
  • Tuna fish
  • Tinned spaghetti
  • Squash / fruit juice
  • Individual fruit juices for packed lunch
  • Sandwich fillers – meat/fish pastes, peanut butter, jam, spreads
  • Cake – long life and seal wrapped
  • Snack bars and chocolate biscuits
  • Individual packs of crisps

Please leave items in your normal depository bin – at your church , TESCO or Sainsburys. This initiative has been supported by the local schools and Children’s Centre, Whitchurch Foodbank, and Churches Together.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.


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