Non-Food Items

It's natural that the first thing anyone thinks to donate to a foodbank is food, but toiletries and hygiene products are also extremely important.

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Alongside the standard food parcel, foodbanks try to provide the following essential non-food items to adults and children in crisis, helping them maintain dignity and feel human again.

The list sets out what foodbanks generally need the most, but please always check with your local foodbank before donating to see what supplies they are currently in need of.

  • 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. (Please note, due to advice from UNICEF we cannot provide formula milk.)