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Our foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.

Rutherglen and Cambuslang Foodbank relies heavily on food donations from the public. These donations help us provide balanced and nutritious three-day food supplies to those in need. In 2022-2023 we were able to help 7,233 people; 5,007 adults and 2,226 children

Our shopping list on the right shows the food items that we need right now. Please note that we don’t take fresh produce, alcohol, or cigarettes. We also use the BankTheFood app to keep you updated on the items we are running low on. It’s a great app you only need to download it and select Rutherglen & Cambuslang as your preferred Foodbank. You can also activate notifications which means you’ll get a reminder when you visit the supermarket, so you never forget to donate.

If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see the table below for our food collection point locations:

Location of food donation point     Opening hours Comments
Morrisons, Bridge Street, Cambuslang 7:00 am to 10:00pm behind the tills, next to the cafe
Co-op, Main Street, Rutherglen 7:00 am to 10:00pm next to the door
Nationwide, Main Street, Rutherglen 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Mon to Fri
Tesco, Dalmarnock Road 6:00am to Midnight –  January, March, May, July, September and November On the right, as you go out (in-store shoppers only)

Donations of up to two shopping bags can be handed in at our distribution centres:

  • Mondays and Thursdays, 12 noon – 2.30 pm at our warehouse in the Rutherglen Exchange (former Farmfoods shop at the back – between Dickson Chemist and the children’s roundabouts)
  • Tuesdays 5.15 -7.45 pm at the Whitlawburn Community Centre, 57 Belmont Rd
  • Fridays 11.45 am – 2.30 pm at the Romanian Pentecostal Church (formerly Baptist Church), Cambuslang, entrance in Cadzow Dr

If you have more than two bags, please take them to the loading bay at the back of our warehouse on Monday mornings, 10 am – 12 noon. From Greenhill Rd go down Stonelaw Lane, right next to Papa John’s. Turn left immediately at the yellow pillar into the covered service area and turn left again. The shutter door straight ahead is ours, and there is a doorbell to the left of it. If you have any questions, please get in touch with the Foodbank Manager on 07393 737030, or by clicking here.

We always welcome donations and promise to use them to provide help to people in crisis. Occasionally, we send food to other nearby foodbanks to support their work, particularly if they experience shortages. This ensures your donations go to help people wherever they are in the UK.

Please contact us if you have any questions about donating food.



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