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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 shows the food items that we need right now. NOTE: Please do not donate bread as we do not have the facilities to pass it on to those in need before it is out of date.

Food donations may be delivered to Gillingham Foodbank during opening hours on Monday and Thursday mornings, or if purchased in store, at the following locations:

(Please note that Tesco and Asda collection points are intended for food that has been purchased in-store. Any food that has been purchased in a different store should be sealed by the donor and clearly labelled as having been purchased elsewhere.)

Location of food donation point Opening Hours Location of bin
ASDA Gillingham* 7am -11pm (Sun 10am-4pm) Behind checkout (in-store shoppers only please)
Co-op Sturminster Newton and Wincanton 7am – 10pm (Sun 10am-4pm) Behind checkout
Co-operative Funeralcare Gillingham 9am – 5pm Knock on door for entry
Lidl Gillingham 8am-9pm (Sun 10am-4pm) Near exit doors
Lidl Wincanton 8am-9pm (Sun 10am-4pm) Near exit doors
Morrisons Wincanton 7am – 10pm (Sun 10am-4pm) Behind checkout
Tesco Shaftesbury* 6am -12midnight (Sun 10am-4pm)  Behind checkout (in-store shoppers only please)
Waitrose Gillingham 8am – 9pm (Sun 10am-4pm) Left hand side just prior to exit door

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. 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.

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