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Exeter foodbank relies on the goodwill and support of local people - we can't do this without YOU

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 (not the full range of food we give out).

Please note that we are only able to make use of in-date, non-perishable food.  If you have fresh, chilled or frozen food to date, please contact Exeter Food Action, who re-distribute a range of surplus food to other local charities, and have appropriate storage facilities.  Thank you for your support!

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 Comment 
Sainsbury’s, 1 Hill-Barton Road,Exeter, EX1 3PF

Mon-Fri 07:00-23:00

Sat 07:00-22:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

front of store
Sainsbury’s, Guildhall Shopping Centre, Exeter EX4 3HH

Mon-Fri 08:00-19:00

Sat 07:30-19:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

front of store
Sainsbury’s, Alphington Rd, Exeter EX2 8NH

Mon-Fri 07:00-23:00

Sat 07:00-22:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

front of store
Tesco, Exeter Vale Shopping Centre, Russell Way, Exeter EX2 7EZ

Mon-Sat 24 Hours

Sun 10:00-16:00

front of store
Co-Operative, 61 – 63 Fore St, Heavitree, Exeter EX1 2RJ

Mon-Sat 07:00-23:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

front of store
Co-Operative, Cowick Street, South, Exeter EX4 1AJ

Mon-Sat 07:00-23:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

front of store
Waitrose, Gladstone Rd, Exeter EX1 2ED

Mon-Sat 07:30-22:00

Sun 10:00-16:00

front of store

If you are part of a school, church, community group or company and would like to organise a food collection on our behalf please contact Exeter Foodbank manager Mark Richardson on 07818 226524 or email info@exeterfoodbank.org.uk.

We are happy to come and do school talks or presentations to groups, especially at Harvest time.

Supermarket collections

To help stock Foodbank shelves we also hold collections at Tesco in December, where we ask shoppers to donate items for local people in crisis. For dates of our next collections or to volunteer call Mark Richardson on 07818226524 or email info@exeterfoodbank.org.uk

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