New Forest Basics Bank is very dependent on the generosity of the community. Without your help we cannot provide for those in our area who need it.

We are in need of non-perishable food (still in date) and household consumables.

Where to give items to us


There are collection baskets in the following shops:

  • Waitrose Lymington
  • Tesco Lymington
  • Co-op Ampress, Lymington
  • Co-op Hordle
  • Welcome Brockenhurst
  • Everton Post Office & Stores
  • Hollands of Milford
  • Pilley Community Shop
  • Budgens of Sway
  • One Stop Pennington
  • Morrisons New Milton
  • One Stop New Milton
  • Boots Milford on Sea (non-food only)

We are very grateful that most places of worship within the New Forest area also have crates for you to put donated goods in.

You can also drop donations in to us at the food bank on weekdays between 9.00 am and 3.00 pm at the address shown at the bottom of this page.

Amazon Wish List

If you would prefer to donate goods online we have an Amazon Wish List. Anything ordered using this list will be delivered directly to the food bank.

What to give us

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

  • Tinned hot meat (stew, chilli, meatballs, chicken in white sauce etc)
  • Tinned cold meat (ham, chicken, corned beef etc)
  • Tinned pasta (macaroni cheese, spaghetti hoops etc)
  • Tinned tuna
  • Sweetcorn
  • Baked beans
  • Cereal (ideally not porridge oats)
  • Rice pudding
  • Custard
  • Jam, honey or peanut butter
  • Fruit juice
  • Coffee (100g jar)
  • Cooking oil
  • Rice


  • All-purpose cloths
  • Washing-up liquid
  • Clothes washing detergent
  • Anti-bacterial spray


  • Soap
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Sanitary products

Other essentials:

  • Nappies, particularly sizes 4, 5 and 6
  • Baby wipes

Any other items of your choice!

Thank you.

Please note that any food donated to New Forest Basics Bank which we are unable to distribute to our clients, may be donated by us to another charity or organisation that carries out similar services.