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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.  Locally, we experienced a significant rise in demand for our help throughout 2020.

Our shopping list on the right shows the food items that we need right now.

In order to drop off food donations, please see the table below for our food collection point locations:

Location of food donation point

    Opening hours


Foodbank Warehouse

28-30 Coldharbour Lane

Harpenden AL5 4UN

Tue 12:00 – 15:00

Thu 11:00 – 13:00

Fri 12:00 – 15:00

If you plan to deliver on Thursday please check in advance that the warehouse will be open when you come, by calling 07752 107221.

If there is no response (and on the other days) please call 01727 613019 Option 3

Please go to the small door with the foodbank sign and ring the door bell

Tesco Metro

33-39 St Peter’s Street

St Albans AL1 3EB

07:00 – 22:00

Front of store near exit

St Albans & District Council

Civic Centre, St Peter’s Street

St Albans AL1 3JE

Mon to Thu 08:45 – 17:00

Fri 08:45 – 16:30


St Albans Museum & Gallery, Town Hall

St Peter’s Street

St Albans AL1 3DH

Mon to Sat 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 11:00 – 17:00



1 Ermine Close

St Albans AL3 4JZ

08:00 – 20:00


Christ Church

3 High Oaks

St Albans AL3 6DJ

Mon to Fri 09:00 – 13:00



3 Leyton Road

Harpenden AL5 2TJ

08:00 – 20:00



31 High Street

Harpenden AL5 2RU

07:00 – 21:00


Co-op Food

199-201 Cell Barnes Lane

St Albans AL1 5PX

07:00 – 23:00


Co-op Food

7-9 Haseldine Road

London Colney

St Albans AL2 1RR

06:00 – 23:00


Co-op Food

212 Watford Road

Chiswell Green

St Albans AL2 3EA

Mon to Sat 07:00 – 22:00

Sun 09:00 – 22:00

The Village Surgery

Amenbury Lane

Harpenden AL5 2BT

Mon to Fri 08:00 – 18:00


The Village Surgery

Marford Road

Wheathampstead AL4 8BT


Mon, Wed to Fri 08:00 – 11:30 & 15:30 – 18:00

Tue 08:00 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 18:00



We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally we send food to other food banks and charities to support their work particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever in the UK they are.

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

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