The Big Help Project is delighted to receive donated goods for Knowsley Foodbank, our Community Shop, furniture shop and Baby Basics. This is a great way for you to have a good clear-out and help us to raise funds and recycle quality items for our community. All items sold in our shops raise funds to support the work of the Big Help Project. 

Collection service

We are happy to collect items from you, free of charge. Please contact us via the referral form to arrange collection. 

What items can I donate?

For Knowsley Foodbank

We are always delighted to receive donations of food for Knowlsey Foodbank. If you can donate any items from the list below, it will be greatly appreciated:

  • Milk (UHT or powdered)
  • Fruit (tinned)
  • Meat (tinned)
  • Soup
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes (tinned) or pasta sauces (jar)
  • Biscuits

We also welcome donations of toiletries (including feminine hygiene items), nappies, baby wipes and pet food.

Donations for Knowsley Foodbank can be dropped off at any of our distribution centres, our Community Shop in Huyton, or at our headquarters in Kirkby. We are also happy to collect donations if required-please call 0151 482 6089 to arrange.

For our community shop

Men's, women's and children's clothing (including shoes), accessories, books, bric-a-brac, small electricals and toys.

For our furniture shops

Quality new or pre-owned furniture including beds and settees. We can only accept furniture that has the relevant safety tag attached.

Baby Basics 

New or pre-worn baby clothes aged 0-3 months, Moses Baskets (with or without stands), blankets and bedding, teddies, toiletries for mum and baby, nappies and feeding equipment.

Community RePaint

Unwanted paint for recycling-please check that we can accept your paint before contacting us-thank you!

Yes please!

No thank you!


Paint stripper and thinners

Gloss and tile paint

Paintbrush cleaners


Wood preservation and treatments


Car paint


Aerosol/spray paint

Masonry and floor tile paint

Specialist and Industrial paint

Exterior paint

Paint not in its original container

Varnishes and wood stains

Cellulose-based paints

Satin Paint

Unusable paint