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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 have experienced a significant rise in demand for our help throughout 2020 and into 2021.

What do we need now?

Our shopping lists identifies the food & household items that we need right now.

Where to drop food and other donations?

Please see the table below for our food collection points for any drop offs in St Albans and Harpenden.

Supermarket donation points in St Albans for in-store purchases

Location Opening hours

Tesco Metro

33-39 St Peter’s Street,
St Albans, AL1 3EB

In store purchases only

Front of store near exit

07:00 – 22:00

Co-op Food

199-201 Cell Barnes Lane,
St Albans, AL1 5PX

In store purchases only

07:00 – 23:00

Co-op Food

7-9 Haseldine Road,
London Colney,
St Albans, AL2 1RR

In store purchases only

06:00 – 23:00

Co-op Food

212 Watford Road,
Chiswell Green,
St Albans, AL2 3EA

In store purchases only

Mon to Sat 07:00 – 22:00

Sun 09:00 – 22:00


1 Ermine Close,
St Albans, AL3 4JZ

In store purchases only

08:00 – 20:00

Other Drop off points in St Albans

Location Opening hours

St Albans Museum + Gallery

Town Hall
St Peter’s Street
St Albans

11:00 – 17:00

Verulamium Museum

St Michael’s Street
St Albans

Monday – Friday 10am – 4.30pm

Saturdays 11am – 4.30pm.


Donation points in Harpenden

Location Opening hours
Foodbank Warehouse28-30 Coldharbour Lane,
Harpenden, AL5 4UN

Tue 12:00 – 15:00

Thu 11:00 – 13:00

Fri 12:00 – 15:00

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

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

Waitrose3 Leyton Road,
Harpenden, AL5 2TJIn store purchases only

08:00 – 20:00

Sainsbury’s31 High Street,
Harpenden, AL5 2RUIn store purchases only

07:00 – 21:00

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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