The 2021 ReadiFood Reverse Advent Collection:

This list is aimed to make up a food parcel over the 24 days of Advent, these quantities will make a single size parcel but the quantities can be increased to create a parcel for more people.

  1. A Box of Tea Bags.
  2. A Tin of Soup.
  3. A Tin of Tomatoes.
  4. A Box of cereal.
  5. A carton of Long-Life (UHT) Milk.
  6. A Tinned Pie or Tin of Vege Curry.
  7. A Tin of Potatoes
  8. 2 Tins of Baked Beans.
  9. 2 Tins of Fish (Tuna, Sardines).
  10. 2 Tins of vegetables.
  11. 500g or 1kg Bag of Rice.
  12. 2 Tins of Fruit.
  13. A Tin of Spaghetti.
  14. Tinned or dried Lentils.
  15. A tin of corned Beef or Ham
  16. 2 Toilet rolls
  17. A Tin of Hot Dogs, Minced Beef or Macaroni Cheese.
  18. A Tin of Big Soup.
  19. Tin of Rice Pudding.
  20. 2 Pot Noodle instant meals.
  21. Jar of Jam.
  22. Jar of Coffee.
  23. A packet of Biscuits, or savoury/cracker biscuits.
  24. Shower gel or soap.

Thank You.

This makes quite a generous 1 person food parcel, so the quantity or size, can be increased for some items for additional people.

Please do not worry if you cannot complete your collection before Christmas, these items are designed to help our stocks of food over the coming Winter months. So the collection could be completed and delivered in the New Year.

These collections can be delivered to our warehouse on Weekdays between 12-2pm, please be aware there are Covid19 restrictions in place. Food has to be placed by the donor in a donation area, just inside our building. Food is then quarantined for 3 days before it is handled by the staff and volunteers of the foodbank.

If you have a large food donation please call our office to arrange a drop-off time, before you come to the building, please.

Donations can be made up until Wednesday 22nd December or after the Christmas holiday days 2nd January 2022

A list of basic foods we need at all time can be found on our website at