49,000 Parcels given to date

Over £750,000 of food and volunteer time given to support the needy

Open On Saturday Mornings From 10.00 - 11.45am

On average we now give away 160 parcels a week to our guests. Each parcel is valued at about £8 and will feed someone for 2/3 days. Bread, milk, pasta/rice, sauces, baked beans, cereals and tinned meals are the staples.  

We have an amazing group of volunteers that support us; they might help us with registering our guests and finding out their needs or sitting and chatting to them. Other roles include helping in the kitchen preparing food, teas and coffees or making up the parcels.

Want to Volunteer?

Saturdays (10am-11.45am)

We always welcome new volunteers so if you would like to join us then please come along 9.30am on a Saturday and ask to speak to the duty manager.  They will show you around and explain how it all functions. 

Thursdays (8am-1pm)

Also we need volunteers on Thursday mornings to help sort and prepare donations for the Drop-In on the following Saturday.

If you are in need of a parcel

If you are in need of a food parcel then please just come at 10.00am on a Saturday morning. You do not need to be referred, we will explain to you what you need to bring for future visits.

Food donation

Here is a list of what we need:

  • Tea
  • Soap
  • Tinned Potatoes
  • Coffee 
  • Deodorant (Roll on only please)
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Sugar
  • Sanitary Towels
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Fruit Juice
  • Rice
  • Fruit Squashes
  • Curry Sauce
  • UHT Milk
  • Complete Dog Food
  • Instant Mash Potato
  • Tinned Rice Pudding
  • Complete Cat Food
  • Instant Noodles/Pot Noodles etc
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Sheets, quilts and covers
  • Cup a Soup 
  • Other tinned puddings
  • Can Openers
  • Tinned Vegetables (Peas/Carrots/Sweetcorn etc)
  • Breakfast Cereals
  • Toilet Rolls
  • Tinned Meat (corned beef etc)
  • Biscuits
  • Washing Up Liquid
  • Tinned Pies (eg Fray Bentos)
  • Crackers
  • Washing Powder
  • Tinned Meals (Irish Stew etc)
  • Meat Pastes & other spreads
  • Tooth Paste
  • Tinned Fish (Tuna etc)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Toothbrushes
  • Tinned Soups
  • Jam/Marmalade/Honey etc
  • Shower Gel
  • Tinned Spaghetti
  • Chocolate Spread etc
  • Shampoo
  • Tinned Baked Beans
  • Sweets (Individually wrapped if possible)
  • Large Towels 
  • Socks & gloves


For more info on donations please visit our giving page.


Current Shortages

Toilet Rolls, UHT Milk, Pasta Sauce, Curry Sauce, Tinned Meals, Tinned Rice Pudding, Coffee, Tinned Vegetables, Washing powder and Washing Up Liquid.