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reverse-advent-calendar-boxes-504x700The Reverse Advent Calendar is a really simple idea and a great way to help others who might need a little help at Christmas.

This year, alongside opening your traditional Advent calendars, we’re asking that you… your family, group, organisation, company… put aside a box and on each day of Advent pop a can or coin in the box.

On Christmas Eve* morning you can visit the foodbank to drop off your donations and see how they will be sorted and stored before being passed on to people in need in our community.

Click here to download a poster for your box (any box will do!) and printed ‘shopping lists’ or see the list below, but please get in touch if we can help, and if you let us know you have collected, we’ll write you a thank you card and send stickers especially for children to thank you for the difference you have made.

Drop off donation points and times:

Wycombe: Foodbank Store, 11 Duke Street, High Wycombe, HP13 6EB

  • Friday 23rd December 4-7pm &
  • Christmas Eve 9.30-12noon
  • Wednesday 28th December 10am-12noon
  • Friday 30th December 10am – 12noom

Marlow: Marlow Methodist Church, Spittal St, Marlow SL7 3HJ

  • Christmas Eve 10am-12noon


We’d love you to collect the following items or please pop a £1 coin in!:

  • Rice
  • Pasta
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Tinned potatoes / dried mash
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Soup
  • Tuna
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Tinned spaghetti
  • Baked beans
  • Jam/spreads
  • Squash
  • UHT / Long life milk
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned meats (chilli, pie, curry, chicken, hot dogs)
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Biscuits/chocolate
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap/shower gel
  • Toothbrushes/Toothpaste
  • Washing up liquid
  • Loo rolls
  • Sanitary items
  • Nappies, powdered milk, wipes etc

Please note we can’t accept opened or out of date food.


Please do let us know if you are taking part – share photos on our Facebook page! We’d love to show as many people as possible about your generosity and share the stories of how you are making a difference at Christmas.

*We’ll also open in the week after Christmas – times to be confirmed and then we are open regularly after New Year.

If you have any questions, please contact us! And thank you so much for supporting people in crisis in our community at Christmas.