Give Help/Donate

Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

If you have a special collection to donate, please contact our collection coordinator on 01636 700213.

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 August 2021

Our shopping list on the right (or below) shows the food items that we need right now.   The list is short due to the wonderful efforts in late 2020 but please check back next month 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   We cannot distribute out of date food, so please check the use by date on your donations.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 full version of the shopping list by clicking here.

If you are happy to drop off food donations, 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 Comments
Lombard Street, Newark
see website location in store
Ossignton Way, Newark
08:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 16:00
Kings Road, Newark
07:00 – 22:00
10:00 – 16:00
Farndon Road
06:00 – 23:00
Lincolnshire Co-op
Barnbygate, Bowbridge Road,
Lincoln Road, Churchill Drive,


07:00 – 22:00

Beacon Hill


07:00 – 22:00

Other Locations – check opening times
Coop Foodstore, Southwell
One Stop, King Street, Southwell
Lloyds Pharmacy, King Street, Southwell

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 the Newark, Tuxford and the surrounding area.

Please contact our Donations Coordinator on 01636 700213 if you have any questions about donating food.

Back to Give Help/Donate