We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the public and local community/businesses who have been donating food and meals for our dedicated NHS team.

Whilst we are hugely grateful for kind offers of support we are only able to accept food and meal donations if they comply with the basic requirements of the current Food Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, as well as the Food Information (England) Regulations 2019. Advice on this is given at the following Food Standard Agency web site https://www.food.gov.uk/safety-hygiene/food-safety-for-community-cooking-and-food-banks

If you would like to donate meals or food for NHS staff we ask that you tick all the following requirements before we can accept:

  • Meals must be cooked, prepared in a controlled setting by a professional caterer/producer with demonstrable food hygiene certificates
  • Supporters must complete a recipe specification form to go with the donation
  • To come in individual portions and be delivered in sealed containers with legible labels on each container detailing,  at a minimum – the product name and the date it was produced,  a Use By date no longer than 3 days after the production date and the presence of any of the 14 specified allergens within the food item.
  • If the food must be kept chilled, it should be delivered to site in a cold box with some ice packs and at a pre-approved delivery time, so it can be received and put into our cold storage as quickly as possible
  • We cannot accept hot food unfortunately, only frozen, chilled
  • We cannot accept food in cling film, bags, containers with loose lids, unsealed boxes

 *We would love to receive packaged/labelled sandwiches, crisps, cereal bars, fruit bags and soft drinks so we can make up snack boxes for our front line staff!


Dish Name


Date Produced


Number of portions


Use By Date (max 3 days)




Allergen/Dietary Information







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If you tick all of the above requirements we would love to hear from you, please complete this form and let us know:

  • Your name & company/supplier/restaurant name)
  • What meals/food you would like to donate 
  • Recipe specification form (let us know the ingredients/allergens in your meals)
  • Quantity of meals you would like to donate
  • YES I have food hygiene certificates
  • YES my donation is packaged in sealed containers
  • YES my donation has allergens and used by dates labelled on the container
  • YES my donation will be transported in a chilled van or chilled bag (if donating chilled/cold food)

A member of the team will then be in touch to organise a delivery to our hospitals.

Thank you for your support and for helping our NHS Heroes!