Please Donate Food and Household Consumables

Basics Bank is very dependent on your generosity towards us.
Without your help we could not provide for those in the locality who are less fortunate than ourselves.

Where to give items to us

Most places of worship within the New Forest area have crates for you to put your donations in.


There are large collection baskets in:

  • Waitrose Lymington
  • Co-op at Ampress, Lymington
  • Co-op Hordle
  • Community Shop Pilly
  • Welcome (in partnership with Southern Co-op)
  • Community Shop Pilley
  • Morrisons New Milton

What to give us

Because of the surprisingly high call on our services, we are in need of:

  • non-perishable food that is not out of date,
  • household consumables and
  • money to buy perishables.

Here is a list of the items we are most in need of:

Tinned goods:

  • Meat (ham, corned beef, etc)
  • Hot meals (stews, chilli con carne, meatballs etc)
  • Vegetables
  • Potatoes / Pasta
  • Rice pudding
  • Custard
  • Jam, Cereal
  • Packet goods
  • Cuppa Soup
  • Noodles


  • Coffee (100g jar)
  • Sugar (500g pack)
  • Milk (UHT) / Powdered Milk
  • Cook-in sauces
  • Meat/fish paste


  • Soap
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Toilet Rolls

Household essentials:

  • All-purpose cloths
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Toilet rolls

Any other items of your choice!

Thank you.

Please note that if any food is donated to New Forest Basics Bank which it is unable to distribute to its clients, NFBB may donate such food to any other charity or other organisation that carries out similar services.

This is a map showing where our office is in Lymington: