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This year Cheltenham Racecourse are teaming up with The Trussell Trust to together support and provide emergency food to people in poverty.

This winter, food banks in Trussell Trusts network are expecting to provide over one million emergency food parcels. Your support could help us provide emergency food this winter and create a future where nobody needs to rely on a food bank for the essentials.

At the Christmas Meeting, across both days, racegoers will be encouraged to donate at our left luggage locations on the main drive and north entrance. Please see the list below on the items we can collect and donate for The Trussell Trust.




UHT milk, Tinned meat (hotdogs, meatballs etc.), Tinned fish, Tinned fruit, Sponge/rice puddings, Coffee (small jars), Long-life juice, Pasta sauce, Tinned veg (potatoes, carrots, green beans, tomatoes), Tinned meals (spaghetti, chicken or veg curries, chilli), Tinned soup


Non-food items

Shower gel, Shampoo/conditioner, Deodorant, Toilet rolls, Washing up liquid, Laundry detergent pods

At our left luggage locations on the main drive and near north entrance.


Please use our map to locate both locations.



The Trussell Trust vision is for a future without the need for food banks.


They support a nationwide network of food banks and together provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.


There are more than 1,300 food bank centres in our network. The Trussell Trust support these food banks to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis (for instance by advice agencies, GPs, social services and schools), as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face.

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