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Thank you very much for visiting our ‘Food Donation’ page. Because of the cost of living crisis we are seeing a large increase in people seeking our support, and would appreciate donations of the items indicated in the list on the side. In general, we would prefer to receive donations of standard nutritious items which appeal to the majority of people, including children.

Please remember that goods from supermarket cold cabinets (such a fresh fruit juice) needs to be kept refrigerated and therefore cannot be distributed if donated.

Our food parcels are assembled to meet the needs of our clients and it is more helpful to us if donated goods are in regular sizes – it then gives us more flexibility when packing parcels.

As an alternative, or if you are unable to visit one of our drop off points, can we suggest a financial donation? Such a donation would enable us to purchase extra supplies as and when the need arises. Please click on the red 'Donate' button at the top of this page.

Please do not leave donations at the Foodbank Distribution Centres; we are not the only users of these premises and we do not visit every day.

Once again, thanks for your support - without you we could not help those people in need.

From all at the Foodbank

P.S. there is a useful little App which can remind you of our needs when you are near to one of our collection points. It is called 'BanktheFood'. Download it and give it a try!

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.

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


Malmesbury Area Donations Points

Location of food donation point     Opening hours Comments
Waitrose, Malmesbury

07:30 – 21:00

10:00 – 16:00 (Sundays)

 After the checkouts
Coop, Gloucester Road, Malmesbury

07:00 – 22:00

10:00 – 16:00 (Sundays)

 After the checkouts
Coop, Malmesbury High St. 07:00 – 20:00 Please ask the staff
Aldi, Malmesbury

08:00 – 22:00

10:00 – 16:00 (Sundays)

After the checkouts
United Reformed Church, Malmesbury 10:00 – 12:00 Sundays See church website
Malmesbury Abbey 9:30 – 15:30 In the South Aisle
St. Aldhelm’s Church, Malmesbury Only open for Mass Inside main door
Sherston Sub Post Office & Stores 7am – 8pm In the entrance

If you cannot take donations to one of the collection points, then please phone the Foodbank and we will get back to you.


Cricklade Area Donations Points

There are a number of collection points in the Cricklade area.

Tesco Express, 40 High Street, Cricklade
Animal Fayre, 88 High Street, Cricklade
Culverhay Stores, 16 White Horse Road, Cricklade
St Sampson’s School, Bath Road, Cricklade  (Harvest or special occasions only)
St Sampson’s Church, Bath Road, Cricklade
Cricklade United Church, Calcutt Street, Cricklade
St Mary’s Catholic Church, 59 High Street, Cricklade
Ashton Keynes Church of England School, Gosditch, Ashton Keynes (Harvest or special occasions only)
St Johns Church Latton  (Village Hall café monthly)

Other Donations Points

The Three Crowns, Brinkworth
the Community Shop in Minety

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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