Donate Food & Household Items

Harvest Appeal

This Harvest time, we are unable to accept food donations to the Foodbank, due to us temporarily relocating and minimal storage space. However, we still really need your support.

We’re incredibly proud to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of our Foodbank this September. To commemorate this milestone, we’ve launched a special Harvest Appeal to enable us to continue supporting families and individuals, by simply swapping your donation of a tin for a donation of £1.


High Needs List

We have a good supply of many food, hygiene and household items, however there are some specific items that we are in need of. Please see our High Needs List below.


  • Long life milk
  • Chocolate
  • Tinned sweetcorn
  • Tinned potatoes/instant mash
  • Rice pudding
  • Sponge pudding/jelly
  • Tinned fish (mackerel/sardines/salmon)
  • Coffee (100g)
  • Long life fruit juice

starter pack items:

  • Duvet covers and fitted sheets: single and double sized, unisex
  • Cereal bowls
  • Cooking utensils: slotted spoons, solid spoons or ladles, potato peelers, potato mashers, fish/burger turner
  • Kitchen scissors
  • Tumblers/high ball glasses

Kitchen and hygiene Items:

  • 20p carrier bags (bag for life)
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Ladies deodorant
  • Washing up liquid – small
  • Nappies: size 6 and 6+ only
  • Combs/hairbrushes
  • Cleaning sprays – antibacterial

Please note:

• We can only accept starter pack items which are new or in good quality
• We do not accept furniture
• We will only accept brand new pillows and duvets (double only)
• We currently are not taking any clothes, shoes and accessories


Food and Kitchen/Hygiene items: can be dropped off at the back of our Foodbank at The Hub, Paradise, Hemel Hempstead HP2 4TF – Monday-Friday 10am-2pm.

Starter Pack items: can be dropped off at The Elms, Redbourn Road, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7AZ – Monday-Sunday 9am-9pm. 

If donations are mixed, please drop them off at the Foodbank.

Alternatively, you can drop food items in the Foodbank crates after the checkouts at these supermarkets:

Hemel – Tesco Extra Jarman Park (in-store shoppers only), Sainsbury’s Apsley Mills, Sainsbury’s Woodhall Farm

Berkhamsted – Tesco Metro (in-store shoppers only), Waitrose

Tring – Tesco (in-store shoppers only)

Please note: Tesco collection points are intended for food that has been purchased in-store. Any food that has been purchased in a different store and donated at a Tesco should be sealed and clearly labelled as having been purchased elsewhere.



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