Ways you can give - Food donations

 Food banks rely on goodwill and support.  Over 90% of the food distributed by us is donated by the public – this is why any food donation you can give is vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food. 

Ways to donate food




Directly to your local Food Bank here.

At collection points in most supermarkets in Bishop’s Stortford. If you can’t find the collection point, please ask the manager!


By hosting a collection at your school, church or business for us.

What to donate food

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to adults and children in crisis.

A typical food parcel includes:

  • Cereal

  • Soup

  • Pasta

  • Rice

  • Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce

  • Lentils, beans and pulses

  • Tinned meat

  • Tinned vegetables

  • Tea/coffee

  • Tinned fruit

  • Biscuits

  • UHT milk

  • Fruit juice

We also need non-food items such as:


  • Toiletries – deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, hand wipes

  • Household items – laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid

  • Feminine products – sanitary towels and tampons

  • Baby supplies – nappies, baby wipes and baby food.

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