Donate

You can give to the Basics Bank in several ways:

Food

We are always in need of tinned and dried food. Items can be brought into the Basics Bank during opening hours (Tuesday and Fridays, 10am-3pm) or put into our trolleys at either of  the Sainsbury’s stores at Badger Farm and Middlebrook Street, the Co-op in Alresford or Waitrose in Stockbridge Road, Weeke.  They may also be handed in at our local MP Steve Brine’s office close to Pickard’s and Leaf and Bean in Stockbridge Road.

We are particularly short of the following items:-

  • Squash
  • Marmite
  • Tinned Custard
  • Corned Beef
  • Tinned Ham
  • Tinned meat pies (no steak and ale or others with alcohol)
  • Small jars of coffee
  • Porridge
  • Tinned Tomatoes
  • Tinned Fish
  • Pasta & Curry Sauces
  • Dry Rice
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Long Life Milk
  • Toiletries

Our Full Stock List

Jars

  • Jam
  • Marmalade
  • Marmite
  • Peanut butter
  • Instant coffee (small sizes)
  • Pasta sauces

Dry foods

  • Rice (long grain and basmati)
  • Instant mashed potato
  • Cereals (small box size)
  • Porridge
  • Teabags
  • Sugar
  • Cocoa
  • Biscuits

Cartons and Plastic bottles

  • UHT Milk (1 litre full and semi skimmed)
  • Custard
  • Squash
  • Fruit Juice

Tins

  • Stewed steak
  • Minced beef
  • Corned beef
  • Meatballs
  • Chicken in white sauce
  • Sausage casserole
  • Beans and sausages
  • Macaroni cheese
  • Ravioli
  • Spaghetti
  • Tuna/other fish
  • Potatoes
  • Sweetcorn
  • Carrots
  • Peas
  • Custard
  • Rice pudding
  • Fruit
  • Sponge puddings
  • Macaroni cheese

Powdered

  • Custard
  • Milk

Extra items

  • Toilet roll
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Shower gel
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Sanitary towels/tampons

Clothes

ClothingThe Basics Bank is grateful to receive any clean clothes in good condition,  for men or women.  The greatest need is for casual clothes such as fleeces, t-shirts and jeans. Trainers and socks are always sought after. We regret that we are unable to accept children’s clothes, bedding or other household items.

Please bring appropriate clothes to the Basics Bank during opening hours (Tuesday and Fridays, 10am-3pm). Please do not leave clothes at food collection points or in the doorway.

Financial Giving

There are a number of options if you would like to support us financially:

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 01962 855774,  07581370020 or emailing Winchbbank@gmail.com.

Havest Festival contributions

Schools and other organisations will often hold collections for food at Harvest Festival time during the autumn; the Basics Bank gratefully receives these contributions. If you would like a member of the board to visit your school and take part in a Harvest Assembly, please contact us by calling 01962 855774 or emailing Winchbbank@gmail.com.