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Donate food

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.

NOTICE: Our warehouse will be closed on Friday 17 June for staff training.

Donating at our Hoxton warehouse

Our warehouse address is: Florence Bennett Centre, Cherbury St, N1 6TL

If your donation is larger than four boxes worth, please book a delivery slot by emailing: [email protected]

Smaller donations can be made Monday – Friday, 0930 – 1430 without the need to book.

We have a very small warehouse so we want to make sure that we will have the room and the volunteers to handle your donation when it arrives.


In line with the guidance issued by UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative (May 2019), we do not accept infant formula donations.  If you are keen to donate in support of young families, we encourage you to offer other food and drink items that the family can benefit from, such as baby food, nappies, baby toiletries, and baby wipes.

Donating at drop-off locations around Hackney

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
Tesco Superstore, Morning Lane, E9 6ND Mon-Sat 0600-2200; Sun 1100-1700 At Front of Store. In store shoppers only.
Tesco Metro, Well Street, E9 6QU Mon-Sat 0600-2300; Sun 1000-1600 At Front of Store. In store shoppers only.
London Fields Lido, E8 3EU Mon-Sun 0600-2100 Donation Collection Table at Reception.
Co-operative Shoreditch, Old Street, EC1V 9NP Mon-Sat 0600-2300; Sun 1000-1600 At Front of Store.
Waitrose Barbican, EC1Y 8NX M-F 0700-2200; Sat 0800-2100; Sun 1100-1700 At Front of Store.
Safestore, Stoke Newington, N16 7TX* M-F 0800-1900; Sat 0800-1800; Sun 1000-1600 At Reception.
Sainsbury’s, Dalston Cross Shopping Centre, E8 2LX Mon-Sat 0800-2200; Sun 1100-1700 At Front of Store.
Co-operative Gainsborough Studios, N1 6SU Mon-Sun 0700-2200 At Front of Store.
Planet Organic, 30 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ Mon-Sat 0730-2100; Sun 0900-2100 At Front of Store.
Location Location, 18 Stoke Newington Church St, N16 0LU Mon-Sat 0900-1800; Sat 0900-1600 At Reception.
Friends of Ours, 61 Pitfield St, N1 6BU Mon-Fri 0800-1700; Sat & Sun 0900-1700 At the till.
Clissold Leisure Centre, 63 Clissold Rd, N16 9EX Mon-Fri 0600-2200; Sat 0700-1800; Sun 0700-1700 At Reception.

We always welcome non-perishable food donations that are in date and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. The vast majority of food is used locally in Hackney, however 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 or if you would like to set up a collection at your school, house of worship, community group or place of work.

*When dropping your donations off at these locations, could you please label them with your name/email address. We would love to keep in touch and say thank you!

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