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Food donation points and volunteering

Find out what food and household items are most in demand at Derbyshire food banks, where to donate and how you can help play your part by volunteering.

This is a shopping list of items most in demand at Derbyshire food banks:

  • tinned meat and fish
  • tinned savoury pies
  • long life milk and fruit juice
  • tinned puddings and custard
  • pasta, rice and instant mash
  • tinned tomatoes
  • tinned vegetables
  • soup
  • pasta sauces
  • tinned fruit
  • tea bags and instant coffee
  • cereals
  • jam
  • biscuits or snack bars
  • sugar (500g)
  • toilet rolls
  • shower gel, shampoo and soap
  • nappies
  • sanitary products

If you'd like to help please use this list as a guide and leave your donation at any of our food bank donation points. We currently have donation points at:

  • Buxton: Area office, Kents Bank Road complex
  • Darley Dale: Shand House, Normanhurst Park, off Dale Road South
  • Dove Holes: Business unit, 8 to 10 Halsteads
  • Glossop: Area office, Talbot Street
  • Ilkeston: Area office, Mercian Close
  • Matlock: Derbyshire County Council, County Hall, Smedley Street
  • Matlock: Area office, Chatsworth Hall, Chesterfield Road
  • Matlock: Area office, John Hadfield House, Dale Road
  • Ripley: Godkin House, Park Road
  • Ripley: Area office, Long Close, Cemetery Lane
  • Swadlincote: South Derbyshire District Council offices, Civic Way
  • Wingerworth: North East Derbyshire District Council


You can also play your part to help Derbyshire food banks by volunteering.

Volunteers don't need any special skills or experience but need to be aged over 16. Duties include meeting food bank users, processing vouchers, managing stock and signposting people to other agencies and support services for the help and advice they may need. Some food banks struggle to attract volunteers who can carry our specific tasks, for example lifting heavy boxes in the warehouse.

If you'd like to volunteer, contact your local food bank to check what help they need. Full training is provided.