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Canned Food


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How can you help? One way is to help us to offer a balanced food parcel that contains different types of food. This list is updated here and on our Facebook page.

We really appreciate you donating from the list below as it avoids an excess of some foods and a shortage of others.

The Most Useful Foods

Please note that all food collected is non-perishable, long-life or tinned. Thanks for your help. ​

We are getting short of quite a few items. Please see the blue URGENT list below.


Our store volunteers will continue to sort through recent donations and double check what's needed.  The red list at the end tells you the food items that we have lots of (and do not need at the moment). 


See Christmas suggestions at the bottom...

Thank you so much!



(In order of how urgent they are.)


  • Tinned Peas

  • Tinned Carrots

  • Corned Beef

  • Jam

  • Crackers

  • Tinned red meat (bolognese, stewed meat, chilli etc.)

  • Jars of Pasta Sauce


Other Suggested Food Donations​​​​​​​​

  • UHT milk (semi-skimmed or whole)

  • Small jars of sandwich paste

  • Tinned fruit

  • Long life fruit juice/cordial

  • Fray Bentos Pies

  • Tinned Custard

  • Tinned Ham

  • Tinned Rice Pudding

  • Tinned/Jarred Hot Dogs

  • Jars of Coffee

  • Tinned Fruit

  • Snacks such as small bags of nuts, cereal bars, chocolate bars, dried fruit for lunch boxes and homeless.

  • Mayonnaise

  • Tinned Potatoes

  • Tins of beans (red kidney beans, chickpeas... etc.)

  • Porridge oats

  • Shampoo

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrushes

  • Shower gel

  • Feminine products--sanitary towels and tampons

  • Used, clean, strong 'bags for life', strong carrier bags 

  • Jars or pouches of baby food

  • Packets of Rice (500g if possible)

  • Cereal

  • Jars of curry sauce to go with rice
  • Tinned potatoes

  • Tinned meatballs

  • Hot chocolate

  • Angel Delight

  • Microwave Sponge Puddings

  • Packets of dried custard

  • Packet Rice

  • Marmalade

  • Cordial / Juice Drinks

  • Biscuits

  • Sweetcorn

  • Tinned Tomatoes

We don’t currently need, please do not donate:

  • Baked beans

  • Soup 

  • Tinned Pasta

  • Dried Pasta

  • Tinned Fish

Christmas Suggestions

Please continue to donate from our lists above. However, the following could be welcome treats at Christmas. Please avoid bulky items that can be difficult to store and deliver. Thank you for your generosity and Christmas wishes.

  • Luxury brands rather than own brand foods (E.g., luxury packs of biscuits and crackers for cheese)

  • Chocolate coins

  • Chocolate bars

  • Tins of high quality ham

  • Coffee

  • Packs of dried fruit and nuts

  • Angel Delight

  • Microwave Sponge Puddings

  • Packets of dried custard

Donation Points

  • Henderson Connellan on the High Street

  • Spar on Coventry Road

  • The Village (formerly The Eco Village) on St. Mary's Road

  • Sainsbury’s

  • Waitrose

  • Both Coop supermarkets

  • B&M

  • Everyone's Active: leisure centre


By Email

If you wish to make a monetary donation, please contact us using the email address below:

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