In an average year, we give out 793 food parcels to struggling families and individuals who engage with us directly through our Debt and Advice Clinics or who have been referred to us by agencies.

We would not be able to do this without ongoing food donations to our Basics Bank.

When I came to clinic, I got a food parcel. It was a real blessing because some weeks I only had enough money to feed my daughter

WANT TO MAKE A FOOD DONATION?

We welcome the following items:

  • Pasta sauces
  • Stock cubes
  • Tins of meat e.g. stewing steak, meat in sauces
  • Tins of cooked meat e.g. ham, corned beef
  • Tins of fish e.g. tuna, sardines
  • Tins of vegetables e.g. sweetcorn, carrots, peas, potatoes, kidney beans/pulses
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tins of dessert e.g. fruit, steamed puddings/ creamed rice
  • Packet flavoured noodles e.g. super noodles
  • Sauces e.g. Tomato/brown/mayo
  • Rice (500g)
  • Tea bags (bags of 40)
  • Coffee (small jars)
  • Cuppa Soups and tinned soup
  • Jams/Honey/Peanut butter/Chocolate spread
  • Biscuits/crackers/crisp breads
  • Sugar (500g)
  • Cereals e.g. Wheat biscuits, cornflakes, oats
  • Toilet Rolls
  • Washing up Liquid
  • Bath/shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant 
  • Toothpaste/tooth brushes
  • Wash Tablets (for Laundry)

PLEASE NOTE: NO FRESH PRODUCE

Want to print out this shopping list?  Download a PDF here

We are short of the current items:

  • Tinned meat e.g. corned beef, ham, stewing steak
  • Tinned fish e.g. tuna, sardines
  • Pasta sauces

Autumn Shortage List: Download a PDF here

 

 

WHERE CAN I DROP OFF MY FOOD DONATION?

We welcome food donations at 2 locations:

Derby City Mission Basics Bank Warehouse 10am-12pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays

Unit 6, Robinsons Industrial Estate, Shaftsbury Street, Off Osmaston Park Road, DE23 8ML

 

 

ASDA Spondon, Derby Rd, Derby DE21 7LW at any time.  Please drop your donations into the Derby City Mission trolley which is located near the pharmacy after the check outs.

 

I WANT TO DONATE FOOD AT A CERTAIN TIME OF YEAR

Are you an individual/school or church and want to make a donation of food to us on a regular basis or during Harvest and Christmas time?

Please complete this short Giving Form and Ali our Food Co-ordinator will get back to you.  Or you can email Ali here

I WANT TO DONATE BUT HAVE NO TIME TO BUY

 You can set up one off or regular giving here

 

I WANT TO DONATE CLOTHING/BEDDING

We welcome the following items only:

  • Hats and gloves (as new)
  • Underwear and socks (new) size small and medium only (male and female)
  • Clean, new/as new sleeping bags
  • Clean, new/as new fleece blankets

Please drop off any items at our office, 25 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GU

Monday to Fridays 10am-4pm

Due to limited storage space, we can only accept the above items.  However we work with two other partner agencies that may appreciate your donations. Please see their websites below or contact them on 01332 291694 (Salvation Army) or 01332 341189 (Hope Centre).

   

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