How To Donate To The Foodbank with The Fig & Fox Company

It's our mission to unite the community together through food. The support we give goes beyond promoting small businesses and using local produce. We also volunteer and donate to local charities to make our work as circular as possible.


One of the best ways we can bridge the gap of hunger is by offering doorstep collections to our customers. You can check out our delivery schedule here to find out when we'll be delivering to you so that you can get together any food or dry goods donations that you would like for us to give to Peterborough Foodbank.

WHAT FOOD CAN I DONATE?

The Trussell Trust aims to give people a nutritionally balanced food parcel containing non-perishable goods. A few examples of the types of foods this could include are:

  • Cereal

  • Soup

  • Pasta

  • Rice

  • Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce

  • Lentils, beans and pulses

  • Tinned meat

  • Tinned vegetables

  • Tea/coffee

  • Tinned fruit

  • Biscuits

  • UHT milk

  • Fruit juice

Please check the Peterborough Foodbank website here for an updated list of what foods are most needed.

WHAT FOOD CAN'T I DONATE?

It goes without saying that food donations should always be in-date and have a clear expiry date on it. However, there's a few other 'must-not's that are important when considering what to donate.


Please do not donate any of the following:

  • Frozen Goods

  • Fresh Meat

  • Dairy; cheese, yoghurts, fresh milk

  • Alcohol or Alcohol-Flavoured Goods

  • Milk Formula (due to UNICEF guidelines to encourage breastfeeding)

  • Homemade Goods


CAN I DONATE ANYTHING ELSE?

Absolutely! It's natural to think that a food bank only accepts food but they also try to give out essential non-food items to help adults and people in crisis.


Essential non-food items could include:

  • Toiletries – deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste

  • Household items – laundry detergent, washing up liquid

  • Feminine products – sanitary towels and tampons

  • Baby supplies – nappies, baby wipes and baby food.

ANYTHING ELSE TO KNOW?

If you would like to donate when we drop off your box, please ensure that all items are sealed, undamaged and ready for collection.


We cannot enter your house to accept collections and will politely instruct you of the best way to handover donations to abide to social distancing.


On occasion, we may also take donations to Peterborough Soup Kitchen, who we volunteer with, to offer food for the homeless and disadvantaged.


For any more information, please email us at hello@thefigandfoxcompany.co.uk.