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Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support. Most of the food distributed by Dover Foodbank 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.

From time to time people comment to us that it is difficult for them to donate because they always shop on-line. If that is you - why not contact us to arrange for us to pick up a "click and collect" donation from a local supermarket - we just need to arrange a suitable time slot with you before you make your order.

Thank you very much for all donations received.

Our shopping list on the right shows the food items that we need right now.

Sometimes we also request donations of personal hygiene items, this is to restore and maintain a client’s dignity.

If you are happy to donate food items which have been purchased in-store, the following supermarkets have collection boxes:

During the present Covid-19 situation some of our collection points are not currently available – please see the list below for details and please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about donating.

The donations collection point in Tesco is for items purchased in-store only; items not purchased in Tesco can be donated there but please place in a separate bag labelled “non-Tesco”; thank you.

For other local collection points please refer to the table beneath our wanted list.

Local supermarket donation  points     Opening hours Comments
Tesco Extra Dover 0800-2200 front of store near tills – in-store shoppers only, please
Morrison’s Dover 0700-2200 front of store near tills
 Co-op River  0600-2000 in-store collection point

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. On occasions we may pass on items we have plenty of to other foodbanks which are experiencing shortages, and in the same way we sometimes receive items from other foodbanks; to date Dover Foodbank has been a net beneficiary of such arrangements which help to ensure all donations reach those in need as quickly as possible.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.

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