There are a number of ways that you can support the work of St John’s Soup Kitchen.


Our Justgiving page allows you to donate financially towards all aspects of our soup kitchen work. This includes food, but also the other associated costs, such as paying our lovely cleaner, administration costs and utility bills.


If you would like you money to just go towards food, please consider using our Bankuet page. Money donated here goes further, as Bankuet are able to use bulk purchasing. And they deliver the food weekly to our doors.

Donating Food

We accept donations of all non-perishable goods; Please see below for such items. (The list is pretty extensive. Please give what you can. Even a few items would be much appreciated and a great help to those we assist) Thank you.

  • Pasta/Rice
  • Beans/Spaghetti Hoops
  • Soup
  • Tinned Pulses
  • Tinned Vegetables
  • Tinned Fish
  • Tinned Meat
  • Pasta/Curry Sauce
  • Custard/Rice Pudding
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Long Life Milk
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Jam/Peanut Butter/Honey
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Biscuits
  • Toiletries (shampoo/shower gel/toothpaste/toothbrush/deodorant)
  • Sanitary Products (sanitary towels/tampons)
  • Cat Food/Dog Food
  • Household Items (washing powder/washing up liquid/toilet paper)

Please only bring donations to the church when volunteers are there to receive them. Before bringing donations to church, it’s worth ringing the bell on Gloucester Drive door (Near the bins) as Jules the church caretaker can arrange to be there to take in the donations.

There are always volunteers in the church at the following times;
Sundays 11:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesdays 5:00pm – 8:00pm

If none of these times are convenient for you, please email for the locations of some local drop off points.