Every year we spend over £30,000 providing meals and food parcels for people in need. It’s an enormous amount of money to raise, and it makes an enormous difference to the lives of many people.
We rely on financial support from individuals and organisations of all types – from churches and schools to clubs and businesses– nearly all of the money you donate goes straight to those who need it.
Harvest or Christmas Toy collection
Loaves and fishes collects food donations throughout September and October from local churches, schools and other locations. If you would like to contribute, please have a look at what we need.
Loaves and fishes collects donations of new toys, games, and puzzles to distribute to our service users at Christmas time. Please note that we do not take *used toys, games or puzzles* for our Christmas parcels. More information on what we take can be found here.
We do take slightly loved books for children and young adults – ages 0-16 for Christmas *only*.
Fundraising and collections
If you would like to help, we welcome collections of food or contact us to borrow one of our collection boxes. Please see our ‘what we need‘ list before setting up a collection of food or toiletries. Here are just some ideas for your place of work, church (any denomination) or school collections.
- Fundraising events such as car boot sales and jumble sales
- Coffee mornings or bake sales
- Collection of funds
- Donate food for our food parcels throughout the year
- Donate toiletries
You can also participate in charity events like bike rides, marathons and give directly to us via our Just Giving page.
Corporate / Funding Partner
Contact us to become a corporate or funding partner
Volunteer with Us
Contact us about how to volunteer at our food bank