What food to donate


If you are thinking of donating food or supplies please note that we usually accept non-perishable foods.  For health and safety reasons, we would be grateful if you always donate food that is within the ‘use by’ date and in the original sealed packaging.

Sometimes we can accept fresh produce, perhaps from your garden or allotment, but please contact us first to check that it is suitable. Unfortunately, we cannot accept home-made items such as jams and cakes.

The contents of a standard food parcel are listed here. These are the kind of items we would be grateful to receive.  

In addition we would also welcome donations of essential products such as toiletries, cat and dog food, household cleaning items and baby supplies including nappies and wet wipes. These aren’t included in our standard pack but are provided on request to people in crisis who need these extras.

Food we are short of this monthSupplies we are short of this month

  • Toilet rolls
  • Longlife milk
  • Tinned vegetables (e.g. carrots , peas, sweetcorn, mushrooms)
  • Packet custard
  • Tinned rice pudding 
  • Tinned fruit (e.g. fruit cocktail, pineapple, peaches)

Bringing donations to the Food Bank

Bringing food to the FoodbankIf you would like to donate food and supplies you can come to the Food Bank to drop your donation of. If you have a large food donation please contact us in advance so that we can confirm arrangements and make sure one of us is there to assist you.

Where to find us

Salvation Army Hall,
Sheppards Row
Exmouth, EX8 1PW

(Off the Exeter Road, opposite Glenorchy Church and alongside Exmouth Chapel – for a map visit  ‘Find Us’) 

Please deliver your donations to us between 11.00am and 3.00pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (including Bank Holidays). 

There is a collection box at the rear door of the Salvation Army Hall where you can leave your donations. As a result of Coronavirus restrictions, and for your own safety, please do not enter the Hall. If you knock on the door or shout ‘hello’ one of us will come to help and to say thank you.

If you need a volunteer to come and collect your donation, please email: info@exmouthfoodbank.org.uk or phone: 07787 758 511

Donating food at designated collection points 

Designated collection pointsThere are many local collection points in and around Exmouth where you can leave donations. These are emptied/collected by the Food Bank volunteers on a regular basis.

The main collection points in Exmouth are:

  • Co-op, 3 Magnolia Walk, Exmouth, EX8 1HB
  • Rivermead Stores, 23-25 Rivermead Ave, Exmouth EX8 3BH
  • Tesco, Salterton Road Exmouth EX8 2TS
  • Tesco Express, 4-6 Rolle Street Exmouth EX8 1HE

The main collection points in Budleigh are:

  • Co-op, 21-23 High St, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6LD
  • Pynes Farm Shop, Unit 10, South Farm Court, S Farm Rd, South Farm, Budleigh Salterton EX9 7AY
  • Spar, 6 Fore St, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6NG
  • Tesco Express, 10 Fore St, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6NG

Local churches kindly organise collections of food for us as well. Please contact your church minister or secretary to find out more.

Host a food bank collection

We would be delighted if you wanted to arrange a special event or a fund-raiser to support our good cause. To help we can supply you with an Exmouth Food Bank printable poster.

It would be great if you could then deliver your donated food to us. Alternatively if you need us to collect, please arrange this by emailing: info@exmouthfoodbank.org.uk  or by phoning 07787 758 511

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