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Donate Food

Carlisle Foodbank relies on your generosity to provide food for people in crisis.  We rely on these food donations to enable us to make up parcels that are as nutritionally balanced as possible.  The Shopping List below will give you an idea of the items accepted for distribution. We have various Collection Points around Carlisle for easy delivery.                                        

Tinned Food

Savoury

  • Meat
  • Fish (Tuna)
  • Potatoes
  • Vegetables
  • Tomatoes
  • Snacks (spaghetti, beans and sausages, macaroni cheese, ravioli etc.)

Sweet

  • Rice Pudding
  • Custard
  • Fruit

Packets/Jars/Bottles

Savoury

  • Pasta Sauce
  • Sandwich Spreads/Paste
  • Pot Noodles
  • Dried Snacks (pasta in sauce, noodles, mug shots etc.)
  • Mash
  • Cup a Soup

Drinks

  • UHT Milk
  • Tea Bags
  • Coffee
  • Juice (low sugar)

Sundries

  • Sugar
  • Cereal
  • Biscuits

Ring pulls on cans would be helpful especially for the homeless or alternatively tin openers could be donated.

We also need ladies sanitary products, toiletries, toilet roll, deodorant, shampoo, soap, nappies, baby wipes and household cleaning products.

Collection Points

FIND US

The Courts Nisi Prius Building, English Street, Carlisle CA3 8LZ

Opening Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Needing To Contact Us?

Emergency Telephone No: 07512 552 449
Email: hello@carlislefoodbank.org.uk

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Independent food banks have reported a 175% in the number of emergency food parcels distributed comparing April 2019 with April 2020 http://www.foodaidnetwork.org.uk/ifan-data-since-covid-19. @TrussellTrust food banks have seen a 89% increase with a 107% rise in the number of parcels given to children.