Food, toiletries and cleaning products we need & where to take your donations.
Your donations of food and other essentials are vital to our work. Over 90% of the food we distribute is donated by people living in or close to our area. Without your help we would struggle to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food. 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.
See our website shopping list for food and other essentials that our foodbank needs right now. Items with stars are the items most urgently needed; the star means our shelves are bare or nearly empty of those items. We are also registered with the Foodbank App, which can be downloaded from Apple and Android app stores (select Bradford North as your foodbank).
Delivery or Collection of Donations
Donations can be delivered directly to our warehouse, without prior arrangement, on Mondays or Fridays 9.30 am – 12.30pm. For delivery at other times or to arrange the collection of large donations (e.g. those resulting from a food drive), just contact our office to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Permanent Collection Points
There are various places around the district where you can place your donations. Some are placed in local churches or schools. Others can be found at the following supermarkets:
|Location of food donation point||Opening hours||Comments|
|Asda Superstore, Manor Ln, Shipley BD18 3RYS||behind tills|
|Co-op Food (Harrogate Road), Eccleshill BD2 3RQ||07.00 – 23.00|
|Co-op Food (Wrose), Unit 1, 105 Wrose Rd, BD18 1HX||07.00 – 23.00|
|Co-op Food (Saltaire), 45-52 Bingley Road, BD18 4SD||07.00 – 23.00|
|One Stop, 12 Highgate, Heaton, BD9 4BB||07.30 – 21.00|
|One Stop, 60-62 Galloway Lane, Pudsey, LS28 8LE||07.00 – 22.00|
|Sainsburys Local, Bradford Road, Menston, LS29 6BU||07.00 – 22.00||New in 2019|
|Tesco Express, Otley Road, Baildon, BD17 7HD||09.00 – 23.00||middle of shop|
|Tesco Express, Leaventhorpe Esso, Thornton, BD13 3DG||06.00 – 24.00|
|Tesco Express, 465-469 Otley Rd, Undercliffe, BD2 4QF||06.00 – 23.00|
|Tesco Express, Bolton Road, Bradford, BD2 4HP||06.00 – 23.00||near tills|
For details about hosting a small Permanent Collection Point, follow this link: Host a PCP
Supermarket Collection Days
We book these with local large supermarkets, usually Asda in Shipley or Tesco Extra in Great Horton. They usually occur on a Saturday. Foodbank volunteers will be at the supermarket with a shopping list of items that we need and a trolley for customers to donate items that they purchase for us. Dates will be advertised here.
Seasonal Food Appeals (Harvest / Christmas / Lent / Summer)
All details about seasonal food drives can be found on our ‘Organise a Food Drive’ page