if you would like to donate food to Readifood please bring it to our warehouse at 33 Boulton Road, Reading RG2 0NH. We will ask you to place food in a crates at the door and once full we will date check and sort them. Our warehouse is normally open from 11am to 2pm every weekday to receive food donations.

If you are delivering a large quantity of food i.e. a van load, please ring first.

What food do we need?

We use a list of the standard contents for our food parcels, depending on the time of year and food items available. Please ensure all food items are within ‘use by date’.

Our current needs

  • Sanitary items
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Hand soap
  • Shower gel
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned vegetables (carrots, peas, sweetcorn etc.)
  • Cooking oil
  • Tinned meat
  • Pot noodles
  • Long-life or UHT milk
  • 40s tea bags
  • Basmati rice
  • Rice pouches
  • Cartons of juice
  • Drinking squash
  • Coffee

Specialist foods needs

  • Dried noodles
  • Dried lentils
  • Dried couscous
  • Plain flour

General foodbank needs

  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned and instant potatoes
  • Tinned ready meals
  • Rice: 500g and 1kg bags
  • Baked beans
  • Soup (tins and cuppa)
  • Cooking sauces
  • Tinned fish
  • Cereal
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Cereal bars
  • Sweet and savoury biscuits
  • Tinned and dried pulses
  • Packet dessert (e.g. custard, angel delight)
  • Sandwich spreads
  • Jam
  • Plain flour
  • Gluten free items
  • Vegan items
  • Crisps
  • Toiletries

Though we do not actively request fresh items, we will accept some items, if in date and have a few days of shelf life remaining. We also take many different long-life items, so please do call us if you are unsure as to whether we will accept them.

We currently have a large stock of pasta and gluten free pasta, so we are not in need of pasta donations, thank you.