Donate food

Mustard Tree Winter Wishlist 2023 (1)

What is now being described as the ‘cost of living crisis’, Food Club visits have remained consistently high going into 2023. Between our three hubs, an average of 1,200 food items a day are leaving our shelves to alleviate the financial pressure of a weekly shop for our clients.

We are always in need of ambient food items for our Food Clubs, so if you’re part of a community group, company, College, Church Synagogue or Mosque and would like to help keep us stocked, please get in touch by emailing, or by calling 0161 228 7331.

Items we are currently in need of:


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



UHT milk


Tea bags

Gluten Free items


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.

Food Club Drop off Point

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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