You can give to the Basics Bank in several ways:


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.

We are particularly short of the following items:-

  • Squash & long-life fruit juice
  • Marmite, jam or peanut butter
  • Tinned custard, fruit, & rice pudding
  • Corned Beef, tinned Ham, tinned meat pies
  • Small jars of coffee & packets of teabags (80’s), hot chocolate or malted drinks
  • Cereals
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned fish (particularly tuna)
  • Pasta sauce (bolognese or with vegetables)
  • Curry – tins or jars
  • Rice, noodles & pasta
  • Long-life milk
  • Household goods – loo rolls, cleaning sprays and sponges.
  • Toiletries (deodorants, shower gels, soap, shaving foam)

Our Full Stock List


  • 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


  • 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


  • Custard
  • Milk

Extra items

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


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

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