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Give H.O.P.E. this Chirstmas!
Helping Other People Eat

There’s never been a better time to be someone’s lifeline than Christmas!
With so many families struggling right now, the Reverse Advent Calendar is an easy way to get involved and directly help those in need.

Would you prefer to donate money?

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What is the RAC?

What is a Reverse Advent Calendar?

The Reverse Advent Calendar is a brilliant way of rethinking the traditional calendar full of treats and chocolates. It’s an opportunity to teach children and the community that giving something back can truly help people in need.

How it works

*Just remember we sadly cannot accept expired foods or catering sized foods as we are not allowed by law to redistribute them. We also don’t currently have facilities to store fresh or frozen food.

And that’s it! Your generosity will help to feed people truly struggling to make ends meet. It’s simple but it’s such an important parcel to make sure people in desperate need don’t have to face the indignity of hunger.


Other easy ways to help!

Support Foodbank Lifeline while you’re doing your Christmas shopping!

Did you know you can also:

Donate your points at
Welbees Supermarkets
Donate your points at
Greens Supermarkets
Donate your points from
your Lava Rewards

Whether shopping online or in person at the cash desk, you can ask for your donated points to be given to Foodbank Lifeline and we can exchange those in return for food! It’s never been easier to help!

Calling all Schools,
Businesses and Groups
If you’re thinking of organizing a sizeable collection for Foodbank Lifeline, we can help you by delivering posters, stickers and boxes to your location. And if the donation is large, we can also organize collection.

Plus, if you’d like us to say a few words about Foodbank and the work we do, we’d be happy to pop by and give your teams a little introduction and explain where every penny is spent and where all our food goes.
If you’re looking for a little CSR and team building we also organize days for small groups to come to our stores in Marsa and help us sort and organize food by type/expiry date and then the building of the weekly packs.
Schools and businesses
Drop-off points
You can drop off your box at one of the locations below.

We will be very happy to welcome you at our stores, where you can meet the team.
However, it's always beter to call us on
 9906 6808 (between 9am and 5pm) to plan in advance.
Foodbank Stores

Location: Marsa

Opening hours for drop-offs:

Monday to Wednesday: 8:30am-5pm

Thursday: 8:30am-7pm

Friday: 8:30am-12.30pm

The Atrium

Location: Mriehel

Opening hours for drop-offs:

Monday to Friday: 9am-7:30pm

Weekends and Public Holidays: 9am-6pm

Christmas eve: 9am-4pm

Jacob's Brew

Location: Marsascala

Opening hours for drop-offs:

Monday to Friday: 9am-2pm

Saturday and Sunday: 9am-6pm

Some important reminders:


  1. Please note we can’t legally accept expired food items to hand out. So please don’t donate them. It just causes more work for our volunteers.

  2. If the item has a short date, could you mark it with a sticky note? That would be really helpful so we can put aside for immediate distribution.

  3. Please remember we can’t accept fresh or frozen food or catering sized containers.

Drop-off Points
The Sponsors Who Make It Happen

Over the years we have been assisted with donations from some amazing people, families, schools and companies. But we wouldn’t be where we are now, without these fantastic brands that have truly helped us in every way. Whether it’s by running and paying for our campaigns and social channels, to making financial donations, supporting the Reverse Advent Calendar or donating food – these are the companies who are a part of us and to whom our team and our clients, will be forever grateful.

Supported by:
Volunteers Packing Food
How do we select who really needs our help?

All Foodbank Lifeline clients are referred to us by social workers and other NGOs and charities.

Once we confirm this is a true case of hardship, we step in in the short-term by providing these individuals, families and couples with foodpacks for a period of 6 weeks, or longer if the case requires it. Our aim is to help people get back on their feet by providing a short-term solution until a longer plan can be found.


We are the only Foodbank in Malta which currently gives food directly to people in need.

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