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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. ​


  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned chicken in sauce
  • Tinned red meat (bolognaise, mince, stewed, chilli, corned, ham...)
  • Other beans (red kidney beans, chickpeas...)
  • Custard
  • Jam or marmalade
  • Snacks (snack bars, small bags of nuts, dried fruit...)
  • Porridge oats
  • Soup

We would also appreciate:


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

  • Jars of sandwich paste

  • Crackers (cream crackers or similar)

  • Sugar (small bags if possible, 500g)

  • Packets of Rice (500g if possible)

  • Tinned hot dogs

  • Powdered mashed potato (like Smash)

  • Fruit (tinned) 

  • Rice pudding (tinned) 

  • Crackers

  • Cereal

  • Tinned peas

  • Bottles of squash

  • Jars of curry sauce to go with rice
  • UHT Semi-Skimmed milk

  • UHT Whole milk

  • UHT juice

  • Biscuits

  • Tinned potatoes

  • Tinned meatballs

  • Tomatoes (tinned)

  • Jars of coffee

  • Hot chocolate

  • Mild curry sauces

We don’t currently need:

  • Baked beans

  • Baked beans with sausage

  • Carrots

  • Sweetcorn

  • Tinned tomatoes

Donation Points

  • Spar on Coventry Road

  • Eco Village

  • Sainsbury’s

  • Waitrose

  • Both Coop supermarkets

  • B&M

  • Nationwide

  • Everyone's Active: leisure centre


By Email

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