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 below 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


Wish list

Most needed/used 

These are items that we are currently short on or which we get through most quickly.


  • Tinned meals (curry/chilli etc)

  • Curry/chilli/ etc cooking sauces

  • Pot Noodles/Supernoodles

  • Sugar

  • Coffee

  • Mayo

  • Squash & Juice

  • Cooking oil

Moderate need/use

These items are also popular with the people we support so are always useful​.

  • Tinned pasta, ravioli, macaroni, spaghetti

  • Cooking sauces (chilli, curry etc.)

  • Multipacks of small packs of crisps

  • Snack chocolate bars

  • Cans and cartons of soft drinks

  • Instant Mash

  • Pasta Sachets

  • Marmite & peanut butter etc.

  • Tinned meat (spam, corned beef, ham)

  • Tinned hot dogs and meatballs

  • Cup-a-Soup

  • Tinned new potatoes

  • Tea Bags

  • Biscuits

  • Rice

  • Rice Pudding

  • Tinned fish including  tuna

  • Ketchup, BBQ and Brown sauce

  • Fray Bentos meat pies and puddings

  • Microwave rice pouches

Low need/use

Although gratefully received, we currently have what we need of these items.

  • Pasta and pasta bake sauces

  • UHT Milk

  • Ground pepper, herbs & spices

  • Gravy, stuffing & stock cubes

  • Microwave sponge puddings

  • Tinned fruit

  • Tinned veg

  • Batter and crumble mix

  • Flour

  • Breakfast cereals

  • Baked beans

  • Pasta

  • Soup

Thank you for supporting HARP

If you would like to make a donation of clothing, bedsheets and linen, or any other items, please bring them down to one of our charity shops during opening hours. 

Please note we do not accept donations of used duvets or pillows (even if clean) 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 people facing homelessness.

And please don't forget to ask our friendly team about signing up for Gift Aid, to increase the value of your donation by 25% at no cost to you!


Thank you for supporting HARP

Clothing and other items

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HARP is a registered charity, number: 1098126

HARP is a company limited by Guarantee: 04566985

HARP is a registered provider of social housing number: 4742

Registered office: HARP, 4th Floor, Dencora Court, Tylers Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 2BB. Phone: 01702 615000 

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