Donate Food

Food banks rely on your goodwill and support.

Over 90% of the food distributed by food banks 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. Without your goodwill, our food banks would really struggle to operate.

Thanks to your generosity, 10,573 tonnes of food was donated during 2015/16, enabling our food banks to provide more than one million three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.



Ways to donate food

1. Directly to your local food bank – find your nearest one here.

2. At collection points in supermarkets across the country.

3. By hosting a collection at your school, church or business for your local food bank.

Items to donate

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

Take a look at what’s in a food parcel to see what items to donate, and don’t forget that food banks also accept essential non-food items such as toiletries and hygiene products, helping people in crisis to maintain dignity and feel human again.

Before donating, please check with your local food bank to see what supplies they are currently in need of.