Food banks are not-for-profit organisations that provide food and support to people who are struggling financially. They rely on public donations to continue feeding people in crisis.
Doncaster food banks will accept food donations during their opening times listed below. Let’s all help to support those in need and make purchasing extra items for the food bank a regular part your shopping routine.
Here are some of the organisations operating food banks in Doncaster:
Doncaster Foodbank (Trussell Trust)
Christ Church, Thorne Road, DN1 2HG
Opening times: Wednesdays & Fridays, 10am to 12 noon
Bentley Baptist Church (opposite Bentley Pavilion), Askern Road, Bentley, DN5 0EW
Opening times: Mondays, 1pm to 3pm
Holmescarr Centre, Grange Lane, Rossington, DN11 0LP
Opening times: Thursdays, 10am to 12 noon
Food parcels are free of charge and contain food to last 3 days. However parcels can only be given out if the individual has been issued a voucher by an authorised voucher holder. Jobcentre Plus, Citizens Advice Bureau and St Leger Homes are among the voucher holders.
Find out more on the Doncaster foodbank website.
People Focused Group (PFG) - Wellness Centre
Intake Wellness Centre, 45 Montrose Avenue, Intake, DN2 6PL
Opening times: Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm
Food parcels are free of charge and contain food to last 3 days. The Wellness Centre has a community kitchen in which members can get a hot meal for £1 between 12:30 - 1:30pm Monday to Friday.
Find out more about PFG here.
CRY - Askern
St Peter's Church Community Hall, Sutton Road, Askern
Opening times: Thursdays, 10:30am to 1pm
Parcels are free of charge but limited to one per person over a 3 week cycle, unless a person can prove they will be in a crisis situation for a number of weeks and then consideration would be given on an individual basis. This food bank supports residents of Askern, Norton and Campsall. Food parcels are free of charge.
Thorne & Moorends Food Bank
The Rugby Club, Church Balk, Thorne, DN8 5BU
Opening times: Wednesdays, 9am to 12 noon
Parcels cost £2 and contain food to last 3 days. Find out more on Thorne & Moorends Food Bank website.
DN7 Community Foodbank
St Mary's Church Hall, Field Road, Stainforth, DN7 5AQ
Opening times: Fridays, 10:00am to 12:30pm
If a client needs to use the Foodbank they must bring proof of benefits or low income and ID of their current address. Parcels contain food to last 3 days. This food bank supports residents with a DN7 post code.
ECO Food Bank Edlington
Yorkshire Main Community Centre, Edlington Lane, Edlington, DN12 1AB
Opening times: Thursdays, 11am to 1pm
Food parcels are free of charge and contain food to last 3 days. This food bank supports residents of Edlington and Warmsworth.
Mexborough Food Bank
Mexborough Family Hub (formerly the Children's Centre), Wath Rd, Mexborough, S64 9ED
Opening times: Fridays, 10am to 12 noon
Parcels can only be given out if the individual has been issued a voucher by an authorised voucher holder. Mexborough & Denaby Children's Centre, St Leger Homes, Mexborough CAB and South Yorkshire Credit Union are among the voucher holders. Parcels contain food to last 3 days. The coverage area for Mexborough Foodbank is across the Dearne Valley including Mexborough, Denaby Main, Conisbrough, Kilnhurst, Swinton, Bolton, Wath etc. Find out more on the Food AWARE website.