DCHS foodbank collection

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Introduction

Foodbanks do a great job of supporting some of the most vulnerable people in society.  Often these will be the same people using our services, so supporting foodbanks can also be a way to help reduce reliance on our services.  Although many foodbanks become well stocked at Christmas and Harvest times at other times of the year they often start to run low on stock.

Please Note:  Our general DCHS-wide foodbank collections are suspended at this time.  However, please look out for details on your site for any local collections that may take place.

 

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Collection Details

Thank you for considering donating through our foodbank collection.  Only those sites where we have a volunteer co-ordinator can take part in this collection, so if your site is not listed below, please consider acting as a volunteer coordinatorclick here for more information.  Also, please check back nearer the time to see if any new sites have been added.

The following sites are taking part in this collection – see below for any specific needs.

Site name

Nominated foodbank

Collection details

Donation guidelines

Alfreton Primary Care Centre

Alfreton House, Alfreton and St Michaels & All Angels Church South Normanton

Donations should be placed in the main kitchen on the second floor

See general requirements below

Ash Green

Chesterfield Foodbank

Please take donations to the upstairs staff room

See general requirements below

Babington Hospital

Hope for Belper Foodbank

Donations can be left in Day Unit reception or with Sue Sandiford in the SPA office

See general requirements below

Buxton Hospital

High Peak Foodbank, Buxton

Donations should be placed in the bottom staff kitchen, near the main reception

This foodbank is in particular need of : UHT milk, dog food, tinned meat products, tinned potatoes, deodorant, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, shaving foam, antibacterial cleaning spray, dry shampoo;  as well at tinned and packet long dated foods.

Cavendish Hospital

High Peak Foodbank, Buxton

Donations should be handed in to reception.

This foodbank is in particular need of : UHT milk, dog food, tinned meat products, tinned potatoes, deodorant, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, shaving foam, antibacterial cleaning spray, dry shampoo;  as well at tinned and packet long dated foods.

Chapel Health Centre Glossopdale Foodbank Donations should be placed in the staff room See general requirements below

Clay Cross Hospital

Clay Cross Foodbank

Donations should be placed on the trolley in reception.

This foodbank does not need baked beans at the moment.

This foodbank is currently low on: cereal, tinned rice pudding, powdered milk, long life juice, instant mash potato, coffee, sponge puddings and deodorant .

They will be happy to accept items for Easter as well. 

Coleman Health Centre

The Hope Centre, Derby

Please take all donations to the dental reception from:
08.45--4.30 Monday - Thursday
08.45-12 noon on the Friday.
Note: The dental reception is closed 13-13.30 for lunch.
 

 

Here is a link to the items this particular foodbank require at present:

https://www.hopecentrederby.co.uk/shopping-list 

Long Eaton Health Centre

Long Eaton and Sawley Foodbank

Donations should be delivered to the Continence Advisory Service Office on the 1st Floor (8am - 3pm, Mon - Thu only)

This foodbank does not currently need milk, sanitary products, beans or soup.
 
Anything else (see general requirements below) would be gratefully received, especially mens toiletries.
 
They also accept tin openers and cutlery as they like to keep a small supply of these for those clients who attend  who have nothing.

Newholme Hospital

Jigsaw Food Bank, Matlock

Donations can be placed in box in dining room between 12 & 2pm, Stanton Day Unit Reception or a drop off point in the Dales Community Rehabilitation Team Office in South Lodge

This foodbank would particularly appreciate: (all tins, so it should be easy):

 

Tuna, meat, fruit, carrots, peas, sweetcorn, potatoes, baked beans.


This foodbank is currently sufficiently stocked with:
Pasta, spaghetti, lasagne, tinned soup, tinned pulses (lentils, beans, chickpeas etc), and ladies sanitary products (tampons etc).

Peartree Clinic

Derby City Mission foodbank

Donations can be handed in at reception

See general requirements below

Ripley Medical Centre

Salvation Army foodbank

Donations can be handed in at reception or taken through to the staff room

See general requirements below

Sinfin Health Centre

Derby City Mission Foodbank

Donations can be placed in the staff room

See general requirements below

St. Oswald's Hospital

Elim Church Foodbank, Ashbourne

Donations should be handed in at receoption

See general requirements below

Walton Hospital

Chesterfield Foodbank

Donations should be placed in the box on Peter McCarthy Suite, outside Health Records Library, Room 55 (near new food servery)

See general requirements below

Wheatbridge Health Village

Chesterfield Foodbank

Donations can be placed in a box which will be available at  Sexual Health Services reception.

See general requirements below

Whitworth Hospital

Jigsaw Foodbank, Matlock

Donations should be handed in at Oker Ward reception or at MIU

This foodbank would particularly appreciate: (all tins, so it should be easy):

Tuna, meat, fruit, carrots, peas, sweetcorn, potatoes, baked beans.

This foodbank is currently sufficiently stocked with:
Pasta, spaghetti, lasagne, tinned soup, tinned pulses (lentils, beans, chickpeas etc), and ladies sanitary products (tampons etc).

 

General Foodbank Donation List

If there are specific guidelines for your site above, please follow those.  Otherwise, follow the guidance below.

TOP TIPS

  • Small packs or tins are best as it could be supporting single people or couples, it's not always large families e.g. Foodbanks are unable to open up a large box of teabags and divide up due to food hygiene.
  • Try to donate items with a lengthy 'use by' date.
  • Easter is coming up and some luxury items such as Easter eggs are always welcome.
  • The Foodbank cannot accept or give out any perishable foods.

Please donate tinned, packet and dry goods only – no fresh produce, meats or frozen food!  Some foodbanks do collect toiletries, but as many of them don’t we would like to keep to food donations only for our DCHS collections unless specifically mentioned in the table above.

Here is a list of items foodbanks often say they have more of than they need – it may be best to avoid these items:

  • Pasta
  • Soup - tinned or packet
  • Spaghetti
  • Tins of beans

Here is a list of items that foodbanks often say they run low of:

  • Biscuits (sweet or savoury)
  • Cereal
  • Chocolate/treats
  • Coffee
  • Crisps
  • Instant mash
  • Jam, peanut butter, chocolate spread, marmite and marmalade
  • Long life Juice
  • Long life milk
  • Microwaveable rice
  • Pasta and curry sauces
  • Powdered milk
  • Rice
  • Rice pudding
  • Sugar
  • Teabags in boxes of 40 and 80 packs
  • Tinned custard
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned meat/fish
  • Tinned pies
  • Tinned puddings
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned vegetables (potatoes, carrots, peas, sweetcorn, etc.)

Here are some other items you could donate:

  • Crisps, nuts and snacks
  • Drinking chocolate or malt drinks
  • Meat/fish spreads
  • Noodles
  • One pot pasta meals with sauce that can be put in the microwave
  • Sandwich Spreads
  • Squash/cordial
  • Tinned lentils and other tinned pulses
  • Tinned spaghetti/macaroni cheese