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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 the items we don’t need!)

We also have posters that you can download and display in community groups/Churches/stores (or wherever you want to collect food!)

All Year Round Poster   Spring Food Poster

Please make sure all donations are long life, unopened, in-date and don’t need to be refrigerated.

We can take cleaned fresh fruit and vegetables at our outlets only when they are open, as we do not have capacity to store them safely.

Ways to Give

      1. You can buy items at the Supermarkets and place them in the collection bins in the store.
      2. You can donate items through a Community collection point.
      3. You can donate through our Online Shop here >>> Give Today Shop
      4. You can give a Financial Donation, which we’ll continue to use where the need is greatest.
      5. You can download the Bank The Food App and follow us (South & East Bristol Foodbank) to get notifications about what we need and where you can donate

Where to Donate

Our Foodbank Outlets

  • BS3 Community Outlet Thursday from 9.30am to 12 noon
  • Counterslip Cares Outlet –  Thursday 2 to 4pm or Friday 10-11am
  • Fishponds outlet – Fridays from 11.45am- 2.15pm
  • Kingswood Mondays 10:30am – 12:30pm (smaller donations may be able to be bought in during outlet opening times).
  • St Barnabas Outlet – Wednesdays 12.30-2pm
  • St Marks outlet on Fridays from 10am to 3pm


Please don’t put other items in these supermarket bins – rather bring them to one of our outlets when we are there. Items need to be in date and unopened.


Location of food donation point Opening hours Comment
Asda – Longwell Green & Whitchurch Store opening times Please only donate food bought in store
CO-OP – Bell Hill, Cadbury Heath, Downend & Hanham Store opening times Please only donate food bought in store
Lidl – Brislington, Fishponds, Kingswood & Longwell Green Store opening times Please only donate food bought in store
Morrisons – Fishponds Store opening times Please only donate food bought in store
Sainsbury’s – Avon Street, Castle Court, Fishponds, Kings Chase & Nags Head Store Opening times Please only donate food bought in store
Tesco – Axbridge Road, Bell Hill, Bedminster (West Street), Bristol East Extra (Eastgate), Lodge Causeway, Redfield, Soundwell, Staple Hill, Totterdown, Westons Way & Whitchurch Esso Store Opening times Please only donate food bought in store

You can also download the Bankthefood app which is a quick and easy way to keep up to date with what we need and where to donate! – Download the app and select South and East Bristol Foodbank as your chosen foodbank!

Community Collection Points

There are a number of different collection points throughout Bristol, here are some which we are aware of that welcome donations from the public.

  • Caffe Rosa – 42 Gilda Parade, BS14 9HY
  • The Park Centre – Daventry Road, BS4 1DQ
  • Hunters Estate Agent Easton- St Marks Road, Bs5 6JH
  • Easton Community Centre – Kilburn Street, BS5 6AW

Online Donations

  • You can donate via our online Give Today Shop. The donations you buy through this page, get sent directly to our warehouse and then get distributed between our six Foodbank outlets in South and East Bristol.
  • Online Shopping Deliveries – Some of our Outlets are able to accept online delivery orders direct to them, BUT PLEASE CONTACT US FIRST to check and arrange this. Email [email protected] to arrange.
  • Please make sure any online donations only contain ambient items (items that don’t need to be frozen or refrigerated) as we cannot store these items and they will have to be disposed off.

Thank you for supporting us!

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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