Urgently needed items

66% of the people we see sleep rough on the streets in all weathers, with others staying in emergency shelters, hostels or even sofa surfing. Donating food can help us serve hot meals, your unwanted clothes can keep our friends warm and dry, and unused toiletries, underwear and socks can help to make those who sleep rough feel human again.

We also provide food parcels to our friends who we have housed or those who are housed but at risk of becoming homelessness. Most importantly food parcels help to relieve the financial and mental stress of the food shop. The people we help can often be making tough choices between paying for their rent, bills and food. Our food parcels allow us to support them even in just a small way and are effective at helping them stay off the streets.

Here is our ever changing list of items we are urgently short of:

Long life milk


Baked beans


Peanut butter

Tinned tomatoes

Boxer shorts (small and medium)


Hot dogs


Tinned veg

Tinned fish

Corned beef

Pasta sauce

Sweet and sour sauce



Instant coffee

Rice pudding

Tinned fruit


Chocolate spread

Gifts in kind

If you think the company you own or work for could help us out, we also take donations from retailers, manufacturers, agents, distributors and wholesalers. Your surplus products or goods can help bring dignity, comfort and hope.

We can receive your donations at our Barnabus Support Office. Find us at:


61 Bloom Street


M1 3LY

We’re open Monday – Friday, from 10am – 4pm


If you have a large number of items or are unable able to drop off items during these times, please email Adam our Office Manager at [email protected], call us on 0161 237 3223.