Here you will find all the information on our Christmas Appeal 2018. If you want to download the posters for the Appeal to put up at your work, business or school please contact us.

See what we need for our Christmas parcels

Where you can drop off Christmas items

Request a Christmas parcel

We accept referrals for Christmas parcels for local households in need from agencies and other professional or charity partners working within the Craven area. If you are in doubt as to whether this includes you, the best way to find out is to get in touch. Please try to get requests in as soon as possible, but we will try to accommodate all last-minute requests!

Please email

or call 07856 080194.

Reverse Advent Calendar

If you would like to collect for us in an alternative way, then maybe the reverse advent calendar is for you. It's also a fun way to give with children! There are TWO ways you can do this:

1. Collect an item from our Christmas list every day for 24 days. We would suggest ending by the 14th December at the latest, which means starting before Mon 19th November! We need all Christmas donations in by mid-December to turn them round and out the door before Christmas.

2. Collect an item from our regular list every day throughout December. You can bring boxes to drop off on the 21st December, or from the 3rd January as we are closed over Christmas. That will help keep us going in the New Year, as it is a time people often find financially tough and we can be busy.


We welcome volunteers, especially at Christmas time! We need help to pack the Christmas parcels, deliver items around Craven and help out with other special projects. You need to be physically fit as there can be quite a bit of moving and lifting.

We warmly welcome volunteers from all backgrounds, but please be aware that you will be working as part of a Christian church project.

If you would like more information, please do get in touch.

Skipton Food Bank is organised by Skipton Baptist Church.

Skipton Baptist Church is an unincorporated charitable association, registered with the Charity Commission – Charity number 1130300.