Donate Food & Household Items

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
  • Cereal bars
  • Tinned potatoes
  • Tinned fish (mackerel/sardines/salmon)
  • Rice pudding
  • Long life fruit juice
  • Savoury crackers

starter pack items:

  • Saucepans: medium sized
  • Frying pans: suitable for a single person
  • Cooking utensils: potato peelers, potato mashers, slotted spoons, ladles
  • Bed sheets: double sized, ideally fitted
  • Quilt covers: double sized, unisex

Kitchen and hygiene Items:

  • Washing up liquid – small
  • Shampoo
  • Ladies deodorant
  • Washing powder/liquid – small
  • Nappies: size 6 and 6+ only
  • Baby wipes
  • Men’s disposable razors
  • Men’s shaving gel
  • Multi-purpose cloths
  • Cleaning sprays – antibacterial
  • Hand wash – liquid

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


All items can be dropped off at the back of our Foodbank at The Hub, Paradise, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4TF Monday-Friday between 10am and 2pm.

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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