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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.

Try the Bank the Food App here: and get an updated list direct to your phone every time you go to a collection point! 

The Most Useful Foods

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

We have an URGENT need for many items. Please see the blue URGENT list below.


The red list at the end tells you the food items that we have lots of (and do not need at the moment). 

Thank you so much!



(In order of how urgent they are.)


  • Cordial / long life fruit juice

  • Fruit Juice

  • Tinned Sweetcorn

  • Tinned/jarred Hot Dogs

  • Tinned Ham / Corned Beef

  • Packet Rice

  • Tinned Rice Pudding

  • Teabags

  • Porridge Oats

  • Jam or Marmalade

  • Tinned beans with sausages (not beans on their own)

  • Sandwich Paste

  • Tinned Fruit

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

  • Baked beans

  • Soup 

  • Tinned Pasta

  • Dried Pasta

  • Tinned Fish


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

  • Breakfast Cereal

  • Tinned Carrots

  • Fray Bentos Pies

  • Biscuits

  • Crackers

  • Tinned mixed beans such as kidney,. cannelloni, butter beans

  • Tinned lentils or chickpeas

  • Sugar

  • Dried mashed potato (like Smash)

  • Tinned Custard

  • Cereal bars

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

  • Instant coffee

  • Pasta sauce

  • Tinned potatoes

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

  • Jars of Pasta Sauce

  • UHT milk (semi-skimmed or whole)

  • Jars of Coffee

  • Mayonnaise

  • Tinned Potatoes

  • 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)

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

  • Hot chocolate

  • Angel Delight

  • Microwave Sponge Puddings

  • Packets of dried custard

  • Tinned Tomatoes


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:

Have you tried the Bank the Food app?

Use the Bank the Food App to remind you to donate items at your local store.

Use the QR code above to download the app. Thank you for your support.

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