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We need your help! Next time you are doing the food shop, consider this:


In a nutshell:

This is not a hamper scheme! – we’d like you to collect a box full of essential and treat items throughout November but these donations will be pooled, sorted and distributed widely to benefit as many people as possible.

Therefore there is no need to decorate your box.  

You can add one item to your box every day in November or fill it all in one go – whatever works for you.

If you would like to buy a box for £5 to collect your donations in, these will be available from Monday 4th from the Food Bank warehouse.  This is not obligatory though - you can use any box or bag.

The deadline for returning boxes to them is Friday 3rd December – but you can bring them in any time in November

What to donate:


  • Long life juice or squash
  • Long life milk
  • Biscuits
  • Cereals
  • Pasta sauce
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned fish
  • Dried rice (500g or 1kg)
  • Jam or peanut butter

A few small treats:

  • Small chocolate/sweets
  • Christmassy snacks
  • Mini Christmas cakes
  • Crisps and nuts

*NOTE* If you are connected to MK Christian Centre, they will be holding another drive-thru donation event on Saturday 27th November and you can bring your box there.

Let them know in good time if you have lots of boxes – we may be able to collect. You can call them on 0300 303 4933.

Full details of the scheme are on the MK Food Bank website:

Please share as widely as you can among friends, family, social groups and colleagues!

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