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Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

If you have a special collection to donate, please contact our collection coordinator on 07443 846363 or email [email protected].

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.

Shopping list update July 2024

Our shopping list on this page shows the food items that we need right now.   Thew list varies from time to time so please check back next as the situation changes quite quickly.

Please do not donate items containing alcohol.    Also, please make sure the food is well before its use-by date.   It takes time to process the donations and if the use-by date is soon it may be passed before we can get it out to a client.   We cannot distribute out of date food, so please check the use by date on your donations.

You can download a one page version of the current shopping list by clicking here.

Please see the list below for our food collection point locations.

When dropping off your donation at a supermarket please make sure that it is marked clearly as being from you rather than the supermarket’s own customers purchasing from their store.    This enables us to accurately account for the different types of donations.    Put your donation is a separate, secured bag.

Location of food donation point     Opening hours
Lombard Street, Newark
see website
Ossignton Way, Newark
08:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 16:00
Kings Road, Newark
07:00 – 22:00
10:00 – 16:00
Lincolnshire Co-op
Barnbygate, Bowbridge Road, Albert Street,
Lincoln Road, Churchill Drive,
Long Bennington, Sutton-on-Trent, Witham St.Hughs


07:00 – 22:00

Bowbridge Road, Sleaford Road, Fernwood


06:00 – 22:00

Beacon Hill
07:00 – 22:00
Lord Hawke Way

Monday-Friday: 7:30am-9:30pm

Saturday: 9am-5:30pm

Sunday: 9am-5pm


Hardy’s Farm Shop

Monday-Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Sunday: 10am – 4pm


St.Wilfrids, North Muskham
Holy Trinity, Boundary Road
Balderton Methodist
Christ Church, Boundary Road
St.Giles, Balderton
Other Locations – check opening times
Coop Foodstore, Southwell
One Stop, King Street, Southwell
Lloyds Pharmacy, King Street, Southwell
Coop Foodstore, Tuxford

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks or charities to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people in need in Newark, Tuxford and the surrounding area.

Please contact our Donations Coordinator on 07443 846363 or t[email protected] if you have any questions about donating food.

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