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Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

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.

Please note that we cannot take infant formula for babies under 6 months old.

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, Prince Avenue, Southend, SS0 0JP 06:00-22:00 Ask at Customer Services desk
Waitrose, London Road, Leigh on Sea, SS9 3JQ 08:00-20:00 Front of store near exit
Asda, North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness, SS3 8DA 06:00-00:00 Front of store near exit
WAREHOUSE, Friendship House, 484 Southchurch Road, SS1 2QA 09.30-14:30 Mondays and Thursdays
WAREHOUSE, Friendship House, 484 Southchurch Road, SS1 2QA 09.30-12.30 Tuesdays
Southend Association of Voluntary Services (SAVS), 29 -31 Alexandra Street, SS1 1BW

Monday to Friday


Co-op Food – 109 – 121 Rochford Road, SS2 6SY 7am – 10pm Open everyday
Sainsbury’s Local – 1355-1369 London Road, Leigh-On-Sea SS9 2AB 7am – 11pm Open everyday
Waitrose & Partners Southend on Sea
Fossetts Way, Eastern Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 4D
7:30 – 9pm weekdays

7:30 – 8pm Saturday

11am – 5pm Sunday

HSBC Southend Branch, High Street, 1-3 Broadway, London Road, Southend-on-sea, SS1 1TJ
9am – 5pm
9am – 6pm Thursdays
9am – 2pm Saturdays
Lidl, The Greyhound Retail Park, Greyhound Way, Southend-on-Sea SS2 5PY
8am-10pm Mon – Sat 10am-4pm Sundays
Leigh Road Baptist Church, Marguerite Drive, Leigh-on-Sea,
10am-11am Sunday, Monday and Wednesday each week
Lidl, 85 London Road, Southend-On-Sea SS1 1PA 
8am – 10pm 10am-4pm Sundays

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.

You can also donate at any of the churches where we hold our distribution centres.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.

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