What food to donate

Thank you for your support, we really appreciate it and couldn't function as a Food Bank without you! 

Supplies we are short of this month - January 2022 

We had a fantastic response from our call to provide special food parcels for individuals and families during the festive period. We are both amazed and inspired by the generosity of our local community. THANK YOU!

We now need to build up our stock of core emergency food and supplies. If you are kind enough to be thinking of making a donation to us in January, we are currently short of the following items:

  • Long life milk
  • Tinned potatoes or packets of instant mash
  • Tinned fish e.g. tuna
  • Tinned meats e.g. tinned stew, tinned meat balls, tinned ham
  • Tinned vegetables 
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned soup or packets of soup 
  • Tinned rice pudding or custard
  • Small jars of instant coffee
  • Bottles of squash or cartons of fruit juice
  • Toilet rolls
  • Toiletries - deodorant, hair shampoo & conditioner, shower gel.

We are also really short of bags for life - so if you could spare any that would be much appreciated. 

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 off. 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 10:00am and 3:00pm on Tuesdays 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. 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.

Please make contact with us first by emailing: info@exmouthfoodbank.org.uk or by phoning 07787 758511. We can then discuss the supplies that we are currently short of and can outline any help that we may be able to provide, such as assisting with the collection of donations.


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