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Donate food & Essentials

As the cost of essentials continues to rise, many local people and families are needing our emergency support for the first time. Your generosity will directly help local people.

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 shows the food items that we need right now.

Please make sure all donations are long life, unopened, in-date and don’t need to be refrigerated.

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
Waitrose, Castle Acre Road, Swaffham, PE37 7HT

Mon-Thur & Sat – 07:30-20:00

Fri 07:30-21:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

Tesco, Oak Street, Fakenham, NR21 9DX

Mon-Sat 08:00-22:00

Sun 11:00-17:00

 Nottingham Building Society, High Street, Dereham, NR19 1DR

Mon-Fri 9:30-14:30

Sat 9:00-12:00

East of England Co-op, 107 Shipdham Road, Toftwood, Dereham, NR19 1AH

Mon-Sun 7:00-22:00

Please leave donations with the staff.

East of England Co-op, Old Swaffham Road, Dereham NR19 2AZ

Mon-Sat 6:00-23:00

Sun 8:00-22:00

Please leave donations with the staff.

Co-op, 36-37 Market Place, Dereham, NR19 2AP

Mon-Sat 7:00-22:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

Tesco,  Kingston Road, Dereham NR19 1WB

Mon-Sat 6:00-midnight

Sun 10:00-16:00 

Ryburgh Village Shop, 1 The Granary, Station Road, Great Ryburgh, NR21 0TG

Mon-Sat 8.30-17.30

Sat 8.30-15.00

Sun 9.00-12.00

Yorkshire Building Society, 10 Market Place, Swaffham, PE37 7AB

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 9.00-14.30

Wed 9.30-14.30

Morrisons, Station Road, Dereham, NR19 1DF

Mon-Sat 6.00-22.00

Sun 10.00-16.00

Tesco, Brocks Road, Swaffham, PE37 7XG

Mon-Sat 6.00-midnight

Sun 10.00-16.00

Please note that Tesco collection points are intended for food that has been purchased in-store. Any food that has been purchased in a different store and brought into the PCP store should be sealed by the donor and clearly labelled as having been purchased elsewhere.

Food may also be delivered to any one of our Distribution Centres during opening hours.

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.

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