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Donate food

Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

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.


We always appreciate donations from our preferred shopping list as these form the core of all our food parcels so quickly go to very good use.


Unfortunately, we can’t accept items that are:

  • Out of Date
  • Already Opened
  • Home-made
  • Fresh Produce
  • From the Chiller Cabinet


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 Comments

Sainsburys, 32 – 38 High Street,

Dorking, RH4 1AY

08:00 – 20:00

(Mon – Sat)

10:00 – 16:00 (Sunday)

rear of store by checkouts

Waitrose, 48 South Street,

Dorking, RH4 2HQ

07:30 – 21:00

(Mon – Sat)

09:00 – 17:00 (Sunday)

by lifts at rear of building

Tesco Express, Reigate Road,

Dorking RH4 1QD

06:00 – 23:30 (daily) by exit checkouts
Please can we ask that you do not drop off food donations at the Christian Centre for the time being as there are still access restrictions in place.

Unable to get to the supermarket donation points or have a larger quantity of items (i.e. a bag/box or more)?  – please contact us to coordinate dropping these off to us directly.

Thank you for your understanding at this time.


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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