Basics Bank

Giving food and toiletries to those in need


All activities in our building are currently suspended. You can find out what we’re doing during the crisis on our page, “Life at King’s during Covid-19”. We are still able to accept donations to the Basics Bank, please contact the team for more information.

Donation Enquiry

Collecting donations

On the first Sunday of every month, we collect food and toiletries for local people in need, which are distributed by the Bruntsfield Basics Bank.

If you’d like to donate, please bring any of the items listed below and give it to the collection team in the foyer before the service starts at 10.30am.

Dry Goods

  • Bread
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Lentils
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Sugar
  • Dried fruit
  • Biscuits

Tins & Jars

  • Tinned meat / fish
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned fruit
  • Beans
  • Custard / rice pudding
  • Jam
  • Macaroni
  • Pasta sauce
  • Soups
  • Spaghetti
  • Tomatoes


  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Long life juice
  • Long life milk


  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving foam / gel
  • Shower gel
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste
  • Washing powder

For more information,
please contact our Basics Bank team,
Heather Gregson and Kiri Lo

Email Basics Bank