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Donate food

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.

If you are buying in local shops see the table below for our food collection point locations.  Please note, Tesco is for donations purchased in store only.  If you wanted to drop direct to us you can do so to our signed location at Wealden District Council (near the top of leisure centre car park) between 9-11 any weekday morning

Location of food donation point     Opening hours Comments
Tesco, North Street, Hailsham 0600 – 2200 Food purchased in store only – exit
Waitrose, Vicarage Field, Hailsham 0730- 2000  wall beyond checkouts
The Link, Market Square, Hailsham 0900-1630 Mon-Fri
Nationwide Building Society, Hailsham 0900-1700 near branch entrance
Hailsham foodbank, 4 Market Square, Hailsham 0800-1400 Mon-Fri (call first to check open)
Portman Smile Clinic, High Street, Hailsham 0900-1700 at reception
Co-op Food, Upper Horsebridge Road 0700-2200 near checkouts
Waitrose, Station Road, Heathfield 0700-2200 wall beyond checkouts
Co-op Food, High Street, Heathfield  0600-2300  wall beyond checkouts
Iceland, High Street, Hailsham 0900-1700 entrance to store
Cooper & Son, Lewes Road, Heathfield 0900-1630 Mon-Fri
Haine & Son, 46 South Road, Hailsham 0900-1700 Mon-Fri
Sainsburys, Station Road, Heathfield 0700-2200 wall beyond checkouts
Poundland, The Quintins, Hailsham 0800-1800 near checkouts
Superdrug, The Quintins, Hailsham 0900-1730 near checkouts
Ripe Village Stores, Church Lane, Ripe 0900-1700 Mon-Fri (close 1300 Sat)
Heathfield & Firs Surgeries, Heathfield
Kings Church, Station Road, Heathfield 8.30-1500 Mon-Fri
Asda, The Quintins, Hailsham 8-10 wall beyond checkouts
Co-op Food, High Street, Horam 7-2200


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.


If you don’t necessarily shop locally or sometimes forget to pick up a donation then do go to where you can buy a food parcel that contains only the items we need the most and it gets sent direct to us.


We are often short of toiletries, household goods such as washing tablets and certain size nappies.  You can choose an item from our registry and it gets sent direct to us.  Find our registry at


To have our most up to date list of most wanted items download the BanktheFood app onto your phone.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.

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