Coventry Foodbank makes plea for donations

Coventry Foodbank is asking for tinned goods, especially tinned fruit and tinned tomatoes, plus toiletries including toilet roll, shower gel and soap.

Coventry Foodbank is asking members of the public to help those in need by kindly donating tinned items of food and toiletries when they are out shopping.

The Foodbank says they are continuing to support people in financial hardships by providing emergency food parcels and toiletries, but are experiencing particularly high demand.

A number of supermarket in the city have foodbank regular collection points, and so shoppers can make a donation without having to go out of their way. These include:

  • Tesco:
    • Arena Park
    • Crosspoint
    • Clifford Bridge Road
    • Canon Park
  • Sainsbury’s:
    • Canley
    • Court House Green
  • Morrisons:
    • Binley
    • Holyhead Road
  • Asda:
    • Walsgrave
    • Whitley

By making a donation – however small – it will help to keep the foodbank stocked up and supplying communities all across Coventry.

A network of 10 emergency food hubs have also been set-up across the city in the past few days, to offer vital support to residents during the COVID-19 outbreak.

People in the city who are struggling financially and do not have any existing support from neighbours, family or friends can access the service, by contacting Coventry City Council on 08085 834 333 or visit coventry.gov.uk/emergencyfoodnetwork.

Food donation items currently needed by Coventry Foodbank include:

  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Toilet roll
  • Shower gel
  • Soap

To keep updated on the required items visit Coventry Foodbank’s website.

If you are unable to get to your nearest supermarket collection point due to being shielded or having to self-isolate, you can donate to Coventry Foodbank online.

Coventry Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust foodbank network, which seeks to support people in financial crisis.

The coordination of the emergency hubs also involves Coventry City Council, Henley Green Community Centre, Feeding Coventry and Hope Coventry and many other partners, for supporting the development of the model and already delivering emergency food services across the city.