Open 8.30am – 10.45am Monday to Saturday


Information for donors

Carecent depends entirely on donations of money, food, clothing, toiletries - and time.

Needs in 2018

It's that time of year again! We would be very grateful for any donations this Harvest time, and this year we are asking for the following:

Tinned tomatoes (preferably whole not chopped)

Tinned meat which can be served cold – ham, spam, corned beef.

Tinned hot dog sausages

Baked Beans

Breakfast Cereal – if possible with long shelf life please!

Porridge Oats

Canned fish (especially fish other than tuna)

Brown Sauce

Tomato Ketchup

Instant Coffee


Marmite / Peanut butter

Tinned fruit

Fruit juice


Clothing and Toiletries


Gents’ socks please - they don’t have to be new, but they do have to be clean! We would also welcome mens & ladies underwear (new / nearly new)


Jeans (in sizes 30”, 32” and 34”)

Gents’ clothes (fleeces / jumpers / t-shirts)


Hats, gloves, roll-on deodorant (no aerosols please), toothpaste, shampoo and disposable razors.


Baby wipes / cosmetic wipes


This year we're not asking for:


Tinned or packet soup

Tinned Spaghetti



Combination tins e.g. baked beans with sausages – and spiced items.


As we only serve breakfast, we can't use things such as tinned or fresh vegetables, cooking sauces, packets of dried rice and pasta.


If you have any questions, please email or phone 01904 624244 during opening hours.

Here's a picture of our warehouse... please help us to refill the shelves this Harvest time!


Your support ensures we are able to continue to care for our vulnerable customers.

If you have any questions, please email or phone 01904 624244 during opening hours (Monday - Friday, 8am-11am).

Friends of Carecent: Could you help?

Our running costs have increased significantly over the last couple of years, and we now need to secure regular income alongside continuing donations in order to carry on helping the vulnerable people who rely on us.

We are looking for "Friends" - supporters who will commit a regular monthly contribution to Carecent in order to provide us with a more secure income.

If you would like to become a Friend of Carecent, please email and ask for a Friends Form.

Thank you!




Or donate at:


This year's drop off details

Our drop off point has changed again!

This year we will be receiving donations on Monday evenings at:


Be Independent, Unit 3 & 4 Geralds Court, James Street, York YO10 3DQ


Items can be brought on a Monday evening between 6-8pm (from Monday September 17th up until Monday October 22nd). It would be helpful if you could ring us on 01904 624244 during the morning session (8.30am-10.45am) and let us know when you are intending to make a delivery.  If it is impossible for you to bring your donation to us then please let us know and we may be able to arrange collection.