Our Current Needs

The Whitechapel Mission is always grateful to receive any donations in support of our work. If you feel that the gift will be useful in our work with people sleeping rough, then we will be grateful to receive.

  • Our work is with people sleeping on the streets of London. 90% of our guests each day are male.
  • We are unable to accept white goods, electrical goods or kitchen utensils.
  • We are unable to use household items. We cannot use duvets and pillows.
  • Natasha's Law - The UK Food Information Amendment also known as Natasha’s Law is now effect in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland to help better safeguard food allergy sufferers. This means, if you wish to donate pre-packaged food or drink, then it needs to include a full ingredient declaration on pack with allergens highlighted in bold and packaging needs to be intact.
  • Cooked and prepared food can only be accepted if the preparation, cooking, storage and transportation meets with Food Standard Aurthority conditions and is compliant with Natasha's Law.

Last updated at: 28th November 2022
This page is updated daily and this makes it difficult to email to people asking for a list of current needs.

Tinned/Dry Food

We cannot use We have enough We need help! We are desperate!
Home cooked food
End of life food
Out of date food
Open packaging
Weetabix
Any cereals
Tinned Fruit
Pasta
Soup
Pot Noodle
Tinned Vegetables
Tea/T-bags
Tinned Meat
Rice
Tinned Tuna/Fish
Pepper
Salt
Bottled Water
Coffee
Squash
Peanut Butter
Brown Sauce
Instand Hot Chocolate
Ketchup
Bakes Beans
Plum Tomatoes
Chopper Tomatoes
Porridge
Biscuits
Sugar
Chocolate Spread
Honey
Nuttella
Jam

Toiletries

We cannot use We have enough We need help! We are desperate!
Sanitary products
Bubble Bath
Nappies
Talc
Combs
Face Cream
Toothpaste
Soap
Ladies Make-up
Wet Wipes
Toothbrushes
Body Lotion
Body Wash
Hand Cream
Moisturiser
Shampoo
Razors
Spray Deodorant
Roll-on Deodorant
Shower Gel
Shaving Foam

Clothing

We do not operate charity shops! Anything donated to the Whitechapel Mission will be given directly to people in need.

We cannot use We have enough We need help! We are desperate!
Babies clothing
Children's clothing
Duvets
Pillows
Coat Hangers
Sheets, duvet covers
Pillow cases
Trousers 36" waist and above
Light Sweaters
Shirts
Knickers & Bras
Suits
Padded Shirts
Women's Clothing
Winter Jackets
Winter Coats
Baseball Caps
Woollen Gloves
Woollen Hats
Woollen Scarves
T-Shirts
Jumpers
Hand Towels
Bath Towels
Socks
Blankets
Underpants
Boxers
Jeans 28-36"
Trousers 28-34"
Small Rucksacks
Mens Trainers
Mens Shoes

Household

We cannot use We have enough We need help! We are desperate!
Crockery
Cutlery
Kitchen goods
Curtains
any other household items