By donating food you can help us feed the homelss and hungry. Running a food drive is a great way to help, so we encourage you to collect non-perishable food items and supermarket gift cards.
Tins of baked beans
Tins of soup
Fish and meat
Tinned tuna, chicken and braised steak.
Get supermarket and store gift cards.
What we do and don’t need
We have a special duty of care to our guests, because many of them suffer chronic health conditions. So we have a healthy eating policy and we comply with international food safety standards. This means we can only accept certain food donations.
Donating food year-round
Tinned spaghetti & baked beans (ring-pull only)
Tinned tuna & salmon (ring-pull only)
Tins of chicken & braised steak (ring-pull only)
Tinned soup (ring-pull only)
Tinned fruit and vegetables (ring-pull only)
Supermarket & store gift cards
Up & Go breakfast drinks
Boxes of tea and coffee
Long life milk
Bottled water (600ml)
UHT Custard (1 litre)
Shortbread (200g packets)
New children’s toys
New male & female gifts
The following items must be brand new. We can’t accept used or pre-loved items.
Items we can’t accept
We are fully accredited with a HACCP certification (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points), recognised internationally as the best method of food risk management, so we cannot accept the following items under any circumstances.
No cooked food (including Christmas ham & turkey)
No raw food
No fresh fruit & vegetables
No bread, pastry & cakes
No cups, plates & other kitchenware
No cleaning chemicals
No used clothes & bedding
No appliances, homeware & furniture
No items in glass jars
No refrigerated goods
No expired & out of date items
No items that are damaged
When donating food or other items, please ensure they are listed above with a green tick. We can’t accept any other items.
The Rev. Bill Crews Foundation provides direct assistance to address the cause and effect of homelessness, poverty and unemployability. We succeed in achieving this through caring services including food provision, social welfare and education support.