Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.
Over 90% of the food distributed by foodbanks in The Trussell Trust network is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.
Our shopping list on the right shows the food items that we need right now.
Sanitary Items: Many people have commented after viewing the powerful film ‘I Daniel Blake’. We are pleased to inform you that through generous donations we already have an abundance of sanitary towels and tampons. We also do not require incontinence products. If you wish to donate toiletries to Bedford Foodbank our current needs are: toothbrushes, toilet rolls, disposable razors, shaving foam/gel, household cleaning sprays, washing up liquid. Many thanks for your generosity.
If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see the table below for our food collection point locations. Donations placed in supermarket collection bins must only be items purchased in that store.
|Location of food donation point||Opening hours|
|Bedford Foodbank Warehouse, 71 Murdock Road, MK41 7PL||Weekdays 9:30-12:00|
|Elstow Abbey Church, Church End, Elstow, MK42 9XT||Weekdays 9:30-12:00|
|Morrisons, Ampthill Road, Bedford (Morrisons purchases only)||7am – 10pm|
|Sainsbury’s, 90 Clapham Road, Bedford (Sainsburys purchases only)||7am – 11pm|
|Sainsbury’s Saxon Centre 252-274, Bedford Road, Kempston (Sainsburys purchases only)||7am – 10pm|
|Tesco, Cardington Rd, Bedford (Tesco purchases only)||24 hours|
|Tesco, Riverfield Drive, Bedford (Tesco purchases only)||6am – 12am|
|Waitrose, Goldington Rd, Bedford (Waitrose purchases only)||
7.30am – 10pm
|Lidl, Kempston Rural, Ridge Rd, Bedford MK42 7LZ (Lidl purchases only)||
8am – 10pm
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.