Food and Support Drop-In Update

Donation priorities: as usual tinned veg is in short supply. There is also a need for tinned meals, tinned meat, biscuits, individually wrapped sweets, washing up liquid, washing powder and toilet rolls.

Full donations list: tinned meat; corned beef/ham/tuna etc., Cup a Soup, toilet rolls, tinned pies e.g. Fray Bentos, breakfast cereals, deodorant, tinned meals – Irish stew etc., shampoo, tinned rice pudding, shower gel, tinned soup, tinned puddings, sanitary towels, baked beans, tinned fruit, washing up liquid, tinned potatoes, washing powder, tinned vegetables (peas/carrots/sweetcorn etc.), coffee, curry sauce/pasta sauce, sugar, complete cat food, instant mash potato, fruit squashes, instant noodles/pot noodles etc., biscuits/crackers/cakes, individually wrapped sweets, meat paste/peanut butter & other sandwich fillers, instant custard, “bags for life” bags, jam/marmalade/lemon curd/chocolate spread, UHT milk, can openers, potato peelers, savoury bakes for the refreshments on Saturdays – before 9am if possible, men’s socks, gloves, double bedding, large towels and trainers.  

The Drop-In is open for deliveries on Thursday and Saturday Mornings between 8.30am and 12 noon. They also need volunteers on these days – regularly or occasionally – and they also need people to help clean up after the doors close at 11.45am on Saturdays.

Volunteer at The Gathering Place: The Drop-In are really short of volunteers to help out during the week (daytime) to keep them running. Can you help? Or do you know someone who might be able to support?

The roles they are short of volunteers for are:

  • Pick ups (i.e. food from supermarkets and fast food restaurants)
  • Cleaning
  • Help in the kitchen

If you can help then please contact Bren Hopson – Email:, phone: 01422 647390.

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