Donate items or food
We are always amazed by the generous donations we receive from the people of Southend. Your donations of food and other items really do make a huge difference. Receiving a nutritious meal at our Bradbury Day Centre or picking out a warm layer from our donations shed can be life changing first steps towards recovery.
Food, drink and toileteries
We help over 1,000 people each year and thanks to the fantastic donations we receive from the generous people of Southend, we are able to provide both local homeless people and HARP residents with hot nutritious meals all year round.
If you would like to make a donation of food or drink please choose items from our wish list and bring them to our Bradbury Day Centre on York Road after 2pm.
Thank you for supporting HARP and helping local people overcome homelessness for good.
Address: 103-107 York Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 2DL.
Open for donations: Monday to Saturday from 14:00 - 16:00. Closed bank holidays and Sundays.
Bradbury Day Centre
Tinned Meat (Spam, corned beef, Ham)
Tinned meals(chilli, curry etc)
Tinned new potatoes
Hot dogs and meatballs
Curry and chilli cooking sauces
Super Noodle/Pot Noodles
Pasta bake sauces
Microwave rice Pouches
Jams and Maramalade
Ground pepper, herbs & spices
Mayo, ketchup, brown and BBQ sauce
Jars of sandwich fillings and paste
Fray Bentos meat pies
Instant gravy & stuffing
Microwave sponge puddings
If you would like to make a donation of clothing, bed sheets and linen, or any other items, please bring them down to our Hamlet Court Road shop (01702 334544) or to our Eastwood Road North shop (01702 528485).
Please note we do not accept donations of duvets or pillows as we do not have the facility to wash them.
From the shop, we will always try to send donations of clothes down to our Bradbury Day Centre so that they can be given directly to homeless people that use our services or people living in HARP accommodation. However, sometimes items are not wanted by service users or they are not suitable. So, to minimise waste, we will try to sell them in our charity shops and the money raised is used to fund HARP's services for local homeless people.
And please don't forget to ask our friendly team about singing up for Gift Aid, to increase the value of your donation by 25% at no cost to you!