Donate food

As the crisis situation around Coronavirus develops, we are refocusing the charity around our food clubs, food supply and distribution, including managing donations from the public and distributing to homes for people who are on benefits or no income.

With this in mind, we have put together a priority list of items which we are currently in great need of:


Tinned items (meatballs, ravioli, vegetables, new potatoes, fruit, fish, rice pudding)



UHT milk


Tea bags

Gluten Free items

Mince pies / chocolate logs


If donations can fit into a car, we would be grateful if you could drop them off at our hubs during opening times (they can be left outside our shutters to minimise contact). For larger food donations, we can arrange a collection – please call 0161 850 2282 or email to arrange.


Dried, packets and cartons

  • Biscuits
  • Coffee
  • Custard
  • Instant mashed potato
  • Milk (powdered and UHT)
  • Packet soup
  • Pasta and pasta sachets
  • Pot noodles
  • Rice (incl. bagged and flavoured)
  • Rice pudding
  • Sugar

Tins (preferably ones with ring pulls)

  • Beans, pulses and lentils
  • Cooking sauces
  • Curry (chicken, beef, vegetarian)
  • Fish (tuna, sardines etc.)
  • Fruit
  • Meat (ham, chicken, sausages, hot dogs)
  • Pasta (ravioli and spaghetti)
  • Potatoes
  • Soup
  • Tomatoes
  • Vegetables

White Goods and appliances

  • Microwaves
  • Kettles
  • Toasters
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Fridges/freezers
  • Dishwashers

Drop-off only

Unfortunately, we are usually unable to collect small food and clothing donations, so please ensure you have your own transport to get the items to us. If you are planning a collection, please email to arrange a suitable time to bring it to one of our hubs or call 0161 850 2282.

If you would like to arrange a free collection for furniture and/or white goods, please visit our furniture donation page.

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