Emergency Food Service
The YMCA food bank issues emergency food parcels which contain enough food for 3 days. Typically a bag will contain cereal, pasta, tinned meat and vegetables, milk, sugar, tea and coffee.
As we begin our 15th year of operating the food bank, our experiences show that it is not only people on benefits that need an emergency food parcel. People on low incomes, or have experienced breakdown or bereavement also view it as a lifeline. Benefit cuts and sanctions, low paid workers, unemployment and increased food costs have meant our food bank has been in more demand than ever this year.
The food bank could not operate without the generosity of the local community.
If you can give, we welcome the following items:
• Tinned meat/tinned pie
• Tinned fish
• Tinned Vegetables including potatoes
• Tinned fruit
• Pasta & Pasta sauces
• Coffee/Tea bags
• Milk (UHT)
• Tinned puddings
• Instant noodles/pasta
Frequently Asked Questions
You can collect through school, work or as an individual. Contact Reconnect on 01283 547211 to find out which food is currently low in stock.
Food can be donated at Reconnect, James street, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2ED.
Or at our food collection point at Asda or Sainsburys in Burton.
Unfortunately not as the food goes out of date too quickly and we do not have the ability to freeze food.
Yes, UHT please. 500ml preferable.
Contact Reconnect on 01283 547211.
We cannot accept this food at the food bank, however we can accept it at Reconnect for our residents.
Contact us on 01283 538802.