During COVID-19 we are continuing to supply emergency provision to those referred to us for help.

We are currently accepting emergency food and toiletry items.

Most needed food items*:

  • Tinned tomatoes (chopped or plum)

*Please note that we are not in need of pasta at the moment.

Most needed toiletry items:

  • Flannels
  • Deodorants

Most needed household items:

  • Rubber gloves (medium)
  • New tea towels
  • White bin liners
  • Wooden spoons
  • Serving spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Glasses (tumbler/hi-ball only)
  • Cutlery

If you would like to donate any of the above essential items to us we suggest that you don’t make a special trip to do so, but incorporate this act of kindness into your usual shopping routine.  Non-perishable food or toiletry items can be dropped off at one of our supermarket collection points in Leicester.  These are located at:

We are also able to accept donations of our listed items (above) at our Open Hands Compassion Centre between 1-5pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be a sign on the door with a phone number to ring when you arrive.

Alternatively, to give financially towards our emergency response, please click here to make a monetary donation.

Thank you for giving to help those in need at this crucial time.