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What should I get for Foodbank?

Primarily, when you are thinking of things to donate to Foodbank, you should be thinking LONGLIFE. Short shelf-life goods so quickly go out of date, and we always have to check the dates on items before we give them to our clients. Here are some ideas:

Food donations

  • Tinned Meat or Fish
  • Tinned stew, curry, sausages, meatballs, etc.
  • Chick peas, Lentils, etc.
  • Breakfast Cereal and Porridge Oats
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Rice Pudding
  • Custard – instant, tinned or long-life cartons
  • Instant Mashed Potato
  • Instant pot meals (needing only a kettle to prepare)
  • Tea, Coffee and sugar
  • UHT Milk
  • Fruit Juice
  • Pasta, rice and noodles
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Tomatoes and other vegetables – tinned or long-life cartons
  • Baked Beans
  • Soup – tinned, packet
  • Biscuits

Other Needs

Food isn’t the whole story though. Think about those other household essential supplies which we use every day, but would be really stuck if they ran out.


  • Toilet Rolls
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Soap Bar
  • Sanitary products
  • Nappies, wipes etc.

Household Items
Condiments and stock cubes
Tin Openers
Washing Powder