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Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

  • FOOD DONATIONS – during the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic these will be accepted here between 09.30-11.30 on Tuesday & Fridays. Social Distancing will be maintained.

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.

Food Donations in Supermarkets

During the COVID-19 restrictions there is no change regarding the use of the food collection bins sited in Tesco and Sainsbury’s in Whitchurch and the Co-op in Wem. They are all still open for donations and will be cleared regularly. For the safety of our volunteers and clients all food received at the Foodbank is quarantined for a minimum of 72hrs before being processed and made available for issuing. Thank you all for your continued support – it is magnificent!

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. This bin is solely for purchases made in Tesco. Food you wish to donate that has been purchased from another store may be placed in the collection bin in Sainsburys or brought to the Foodbank at Bargates Hall, Church Street, on either a Tuesday or Friday morning.
Co-Op, 83 Isherwoods Way, Wem SY4 5NY 07:00-22:00 Check with staff for bin location
Bargates Hall, Church Street, Whitchurch, SY13 1LB 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.

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


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