Help Us

There are lots of ways in which you can help the NL Foodbank ...

You can:


  • Sort donated food ready for distribution
  • Help with Fundraising and PR
  • Work in a Foodbank centre: meet clients and give out food
  • Be a driver delivering food in rural areas
  • Help out at a foodbank supermarket collection

Click here to download a Volunteer Application Form (Microsoft Word format) or contact us at

Giving Food Donations

We love individuals, schools, churches and businesses to get involved in collecting food for their local foodbank. Giving food is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3:Image

oneCheck out our shopping list to see what we take: These items allow us to make foodboxes that provide nutritionally balanced food for 3 days. Please remember: All food needs to be non-perishable, so nothing fresh please! Owing to safety and storage restrictions, food must be within its recommended sell by or best before date. The tins or packaging should not be damaged.

twoTake your food to your nearest foodbank: We love donations large or small, but unfortunately limited resources mean that we cannot collect donations unless they are in bulk. We ask people to take their food donation to the foodbank centre when it is open. ( view the foodbank map at Google Maps . . . )

Thank you for helping people in crisis!  

three Make a Financial Donation: Our pledge is to give food to people in crisis free of charge. We are very grateful to all those who in turn donate food. However the warehousing and distribution costs us money so in order to give food away free we do need financial help, and would value your financial support too, if you are able to assist. Download a Response Form here.

Thank you for your support.

Give Prayer Support

Download our latest Newletter here for information on things to pray for.

I am interested in being a voucher holder ...

The Foodbank relies on a network of voucher holders consisting of health visitors, social workers, housing support teams, children's support teams, churches, advisory organisations, debt advisory teams, welfare advisory teams, charity and community support teams and other community based support workers to refer people using a food voucher to the Foodbank centre where people receive food.

If you work in the above fields and your organisation would like to hold some vouchers to give out to people in need please contact Jessie at the North Lakes Foodbank at to arrange a meeting to discuss becoming a voucher holder with us.

Seeded by the Trussel Trust