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Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support. We have three permanent collection points in Saffron Walden, two in Dunmow, and one in Stansted and are always happy to advise if your church, school or organisation wants to arrange a collection.

Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network 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.

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

If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see the table below for our food collection point locations:


Location of food donation point     Opening hours Comments
Foodbank warehouse, Shire Hill,
Saffron Walden
7 days a week, 9am onwards Please leave donations in black crate in corridor.
Waitrose, Saffron Walden Mon – Sat 7am – 9pm
Sun 10am – 4pm
Poster at entrance has list of what’s needed
Tescos, Saffron Walden 24 hr except Sun For in-store shoppers only
Near the customer service desk
Baptist Church, High St, Saffron Walden Most days Church office, entrance on Audley Road
 Tescos,  Great Dunmow 24 hr except Sun For in-store shoppers only
Next to Costa
Saffron Walden Library 9am – 6pm except Weds
closed Sundays
Next to photocopier
Great Dunmow Co-op Mon – Sat 7am – 10pm
Sun 10am – 4pm
Stansted Mountfitchet Co-op Mon – Sat 7am – 10pm
Sun 10am – 4pm


Alternatively you can visit our Amazon Wishlist and bulk-buy items which are delivered direct to our door, and if you couple it with Amazon Smile then we get a small percentage as well courtesy of Amazon’s charitable arm.

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.

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

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