Did you know that over 90% of the food sent out in Bassetlaw Food Bank emergency food parcels is donated by residents, community groups, and businesses in Bassetlaw? All donations make an incredible different to those dealing with food insecurity.
At present there are more food, toiletry, and cleaning products leaving their warehouse than there are being donated, due to increased demand driven by the current cost-of-living crisis.
So, with that in mind Bassetlaw Food Bank want you to know where you can make donations!
The Food Hub in Manton (Community Way off Shrewsbury Road) takes donations of food, toiletries and cleaning products, as well as non-food donations of clothes, bric-a-brac and other household items. It’s open from Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 4.00pm, and until 3.00pm on Fridays.
Similarly, the Retail Shop in Retford (Unit E, The Buttermarket) takes both non-food and food donations. The funds raised from selling non-food items support the charity’s running costs. The shop is open Monday to Thursday 10.00am to 2.00pm, and on Fridays you’ll find the team at a stall on the Retford Market, weather permitting.
You can also find donation bins in most supermarkets and a range of the smaller convenience stores across Bassetlaw. To find the full list of donation points visit www.bassetlawfoodbank.org/donate.
If you need an emergency food parcel, please call Bassetlaw District Council on 01909 533533 to log your referral and a member of Bassetlaw Food Bank will make contact regarding the request.