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Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

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.

Our shopping list on the right shows the food items that we need right now, and we are incredibly low on stock so your donations are very much needed.

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 Extra Morning Lane 24 hours M-F; 0:00-22:00 Sa 11:00-17:00 Su At Front of Store
Tesco Metro Well Street 6:00-23:00 M-Sa; 10:00-16:00 Su At Front of Store
Co-operative Shoreditch, Old Street 6:00-23:00 M-Sa; 10:00-16:00 Su At Front of Store
Waitrose Barbican 8:30-20:00 M-F; 8:30-19:00 Sa 10:00-16:00 Su At Front of Store
Safestore Stoke Newington 8:00-19:00 M-F; 8:00-18:00 Sa 10:00-16:00 Su At Reception

We always welcome donations 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. Please note that we are undergoing a major relocation project between 10 October and 7 November and because of this there may be a delay in our response times. Be assured we are grateful for your support and very much in need of it, and we appreciate your patience during this challenging time. 

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