Hull 4 Heroes open new food donation points

Hull 4 Heroes, part of the #Hulltogether group which is working to help people cope with the cost of living crisis, has become the logistical lead for five new food donation points across the city.

They are asking for the people of Hull & East Riding’s help to donate anything they can to support 17 food banks across the city who are struggling to support residents from all backgrounds and communities.

Announcing the new venues, Paul Matson, CEO and Founder of Hull 4 Heroes, said; “In hard times the people of Hull have always pulled together and supported anyone who may be less fortunate than themselves. I believe they will do so again now. Our local food providers are unfortunately needed now more than ever and are struggling to source the essential items they need. If the Hull community can help in any way, no matter how small, they could make a huge difference to someone else’s life.”

The new donation points are:

North Bransholme Community Centre 

The Paul Ingle Boxing Academy, Lothian Way, Hull, HU7 5DD

Monday-Friday 10am-12pm

Pearson Park Pavilion                                             

East Lodge, Pearson Park, Hull, HU5 2TQ

Tuesday 10am-3pm

Hull KR

Craven Park, Poorhouse Lane, Hull, HU9 5HE

20 and 21 December 10am-3pm

St Stephen’s Management Suite

Ground floor level (near Tesco car park), 110 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LN

Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm, Sunday 10:30am-4:30pm

Freedom Centre                                                        

97 Preston Road, Hull, HU9 3QB                                                        

 Monday and Thursday 8:30am-5pm, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30am-6pm, Friday 8:30am-6pm

The food collection points are particularly looking for donations of ambient items such as long life milk, tinned and packet goods, cereals, soup, pasta and cooking sauces. When times are hard and people are having to manage on a tight budget, they often have to compromise on toiletries, so donations of personal care items such as shampoo, toothpaste, soap, lip balm, deodorant, baby essentials and sanitary products are very welcome.       

All the food donation points and the locations for food providers in operation across the city can be found on an interactive map at

Councillor Mike Ross, Leader of Hull City Council, commented: “I am really proud of the way that the city’s voluntary and community groups like Hull 4 Heroes, as well as individual residents, have stepped up to offer help to people who are struggling to cope in the current cost of living crisis, and applaud their generosity.  As a council, and working with our #HullTogether partners, we will be doing everything we can to support our residents in these difficult times.”