How you can support Hartlepool Foodbank with a donation this Christmas - this is what they need

With Christmas just around the corner, many people’s thoughts turn to those less fortunate than themselves.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 11:45 am

And if you’re looking to do a good turn this festive season, Hartlepool Foodbank is appealing for donations to support those families across the town who need its help.

From Christmas food and treats to essential toiletries, the foodbank team needs you to top up its stocks so it can continue making parcels for those who may otherwise go without.

So while you pop to the supermarket to stock up for lunch on December 25, or that all-important festive buffet, please consider adding something else to your trolley for a good cause.

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Hartlepool Foodbank Coordinator Abi Knowles.

Hartlepool Foodbank’s warehouse is based at Middleton Grange and is open on Tuesdays and Fridays between 10am and 12pm.

The final shift before Christmas will be taking place on Friday, December 20.

To access the warehouse, drive up the ramp at the back of the car park opposite the One Life Centre and ask for the foodbank on the intercom.

Here are the items Hartlepool Foodbank is appealing for in the run-up to Christmas:

Food and drink

UHT milk

Long-life fruit juice or fruit squash

Tiined or packet soup

Pasta sauces

Sponge puddings

Tiined tomatoes


Tinned rice pudding and custard

Instant coffee

Tea bags

Instant mashed potato



Tinned meat or fish

Tinned vegetables or fruit



Snack bar

Christmas foods

Mince pies

Christmas pudding

Christmas cake

Advent calendars

Selection boxes




Shower gel



Feminine hygiene products

Household goods

Washing power

Cleaning products