Compassion - Food Bank

Trent Compassion

Our response to the Coronavirus crisis

Please see this update about how you can help out, and some of the ways that Trent Compassion has responded to this crisis

Love Your Neighbour: Christmas Boxes

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Love Your Neighbour: Christmas Boxes

From 16 Nov - 04 Dec (The deadline for donations is Friday 04 December), the church in Nottingham is coming together to make Christmas boxes for those in need. We are asking people across the city to get together with their small group, friends and families to buy the contents of a box, and bring it to their local hub. From the hubs they will be packed and distributed through the foodbank network, and other organisations working with the most vulnerable people in our city. See below for a list of what to donate. Please drop the boxes off at The Arches' socially distanced drop-off zone, click here for drop off times. We will be providing the boxes for the donations.

If you'd like to volunteer to help fill boxes click here to sign up or if you'd like to volunteer to be a delivery driver click here. For more information, please visit the Love Your Neighbour Nottingham's Facebook page.

Love Your Neighbour: Christmas Boxes

Get together with your small group, friends or family to buy the contents of a box and drop at your local hub.

1-2 person box:
fairy lights and pack of batteries
pack of playing cards
box of biscuits
box or pouch of chocolates
box or bag of cheese savouries
bag of popcorn/crisps

3+ person box:
fairy lights & pack of batteries
small family game (ludo, dominoes, uno, jenga...)
box of biscuits
box of chocolates
box or bag of cheese savouries
bag of popcorn/crisps

If you have any questions or need help donating please contact the team at [email protected].

How can I help?

Thank you so much for all your donations of food so far. We are very much in need of some furniture and toiletries.


Single beds
Double beds
Sleeping bags
Small tents (max three person)

Cleaning supplies & toiletries

Please shop responsibly from this list and only add one or two of each item.

Toiletries: Deodorant / Toilet paper / Shower gel / Shampoo / Toothbrushes / Toothpaste / Sanitary towels / Tampons / Hand Lotion

Household: Washing up liquid / Anti-bacterial surface spray / Liquid laundry detergent / Toilet cleaner / Hand wash / Fabric Softener

Baby supplies: Nappies (sizes 4,5 and 6) / Baby wipes

Click here to download a PDF version of this list. Our request may be updated as the need changes, so please check back here regularly.

Dropping donations off

We’re taking social distancing seriously and there is a one-way system in place that allows you to stay safe. Please come to The Arches building during these hours, and use the Youth Centre gates on Lenton Lane.

Monday: 09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday: 09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 09:00 - 12:00
Friday: 09:00 - 12:00
Saturday: 09:00 - 12:00
Sunday: Closed

Collecting donations

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions about donating.

What are we doing?

Food Distribution Hub
We are partnering with Hope Nottingham and volunteers are sorting and distributing food to foodbanks across Nottingham. Watch this short clip.

Supporting the NHS and Key Workers
We are donating refreshments to our local hospitals and health and social care providers so busy staff can grab a quick drink or snack. Watch this short clip.

Supporting the Homeless
We are providing food and toiletries for the homeless.

Phone support
Many people are feeling anxious and lonely, and our volunteers are contacting those who have asked for support.

Are you isolated or feeling vulnerable? Would you like to be contacted by our team via telephone? If yes, please fill out the form below:

First name, second name
Main contact number
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