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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.

People can purchase these items at the following stores and place them in the collection bin at the store:

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


Sainsburys – Kingsway, Kingswood and Bishopston Opening Hours

Location of Collection Bin – For In Store Purchases Only     Opening hours Comments
Tesco Bristol East Extra, Eastgate, Bristol 24 Hours  End of Checkouts
Sainsburys, Castle Court, Avonmeads 24 Hours In foyer near Argos
COOP Fishponds and Downend Opening Hours
Sainsburys – Kingsway, Kingswood and Bishopston Opening Hours
Drive Vauxhall Central, Avon Street – Drop off Point local purchases Opening Times Showroom

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.

We can take cleaned fresh fruit and vegetables at our outlets when they are open also.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.

Christmas Collections

We would welcome collections from schools and businesses in the run up to a busy Christmas

Our poster of what we need can be downloaded here

Please bring donations to our Easton or Fishponds outlets – when open. Easton St Marks can take food on the Wednesday and Friday mornings 18th and 20th December as well.

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