Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support from our fabulous local community. Food can be donated at Thriving Life Church during opening hours, at Tesco Castlebawn, Asda Newtownards and a number of other locations. Please see our list of the current needed items.
Please note that the Tesco and Asda permanent collection points are intended for food that has been purchased in-store only. Any food purchased in a different store going into the collection point must be sealed and labelled as purchased in another store
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 on the right 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|
|Tesco Extra, Castlebawn, Newtownards||0600-23:00||After the checkouts|
|Helens, 5a Movilla Street, Newtownards||0900- 1300||at reception desk|
|Clarkes funeral home,||10.00 – 16.00||at receptionist desk|
|Asda Newtownards||07:00-22:00||By the store entrance|
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.