The Crossroads Meltham Food Bank has limited storage so we can only accept items that we can use for our client packs.

We accept donations of most dried, fresh and tinned foods as long as they are unopened and in date. If you want to discuss a donation of surplus stock from your business, please get in touch.

Items we receive that we are unable to use, we try to pass on to other charities or organisations who may be able to use them. 

If you are unsure whether we will accept something you wish to donate, or if it's not on the list below, then please do get in touch first to check.

Detailed below are the Food Bank items that we can accept:

Food Items

Toiletries & Baby Items

Household Items

  • Baby food
  • Beans/Spaghetti
  • Biscuits
  • Cat and dog food
  • Cereal/ cereal bars
  • Coffee
  • Cooking oil
  • Crackers
  • Cup a soup
  • Dried goods
  • Fish and meat paste
  • Flour
  • Fresh fruit
  • Fresh vegetables
  • Gluten-free items
  • Gravy granules
  • Instant noodles/rice/pasta
  • Jam/marmalade
  • Long-life milk
  • Nuts
  • Pasta
  • Peanut butter
  • Pulses
  • Rice
  • Spices
  • Squash
  • Stock cubes
  • Sugar
  • Tea Bags
  • Tinned food
  • Baby bath
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby wipes
  • Deodorant
  • Disposable razors
  • Flannels
  • Nappies
  • Sanitary wear
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Soap
  • Toilet roll
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste 
  • Dishcloths
  • Scourers
  • Sponges
  • Spray cleaner
  • Tea towels
  • Washing powder
  • Washing Up Liquid

Please note - we are not able to take the following items:

  • Alcohol
  • Bottled water
  • Incontinence products
  • Items containing alcohol
  • Foods or supplements that need to be taken with medical supervision e.g Fortisip
  • Baby milk
  • Out of date food or food that has been opened