Donating goods

We are a food bank that distributes food, toiletries, hygiene items and cleaning products to those in the community.

What we need

Please see the list of items provided on our list


We are unable to take these items

Due to health and environmental reasons as well as safety precautions due to the pandemic we are unable to take the following items:

  • Used toys
  • Used clothing
  • Used bedding, including duvet covers, pillows, blankets, duvets
  • Used toiletries
  • Furniture
  • Electrical goods
  • Used CDs/DVDs
  • Used bicycles
  • Used books†
  • Fresh food as we don’t have any suitable storage facilities
  • Food that’s passed its use by date

† We take good condition used books for children and young adults, for Christmas parcels only.


We *do not* have a charity shop, or have other means to store items in our food bank for any onward distribution. Please consider the following places to take items.

Where to take your goods

REUSE South Lanarkshire – Any large items – check the website for items they cannot take.

Emmaus Glasgow – White goods, furniture, CDs, DVDs, used toys

Waist Not Want Not East Kilbride – clothing, toys, household gifts exchange

33 Strathmore House East Kilbride shopping centre

Share Alike – community wardrobe – ladies, mens and children clothing

41 Strathmore House, East Kilbride Shopping Centre

Donate your bike

There are places across Glasgow that take unwanted bicycles. You can click on the link above and find your nearest centre.