Food Banks

Food Banks

When a referral agent issues a client with one of our vouchers, they can bring it in to any of the food bank venues when they are open, to exchange it for up to 5 days of food for the people provided for on the voucher.

This will be a mix of tinned, packets and boxed food as well as fresh produce when we have it available. We ask clients at the time about any special dietary requirements and try to meet those needs as far as our limited stock allows us to. Unfortunately we are unable to provide any transport so clients need to bear in mind they may well have several heavy bags as they leave us!

Our fresh produce comes from four different Sainsbury’s stores in the city who very generously allow us to collect produce, which is past its sell by date but not past its use by date. It also comes from another generous individual sponsor who buys us fresh fruit and veg at St Marys market once a week.

All of the non-perishable food, which make up the bulk of our food parcels, is also donated by very caring people from all over the city.

Our staff and volunteers will be on hand to offer a cuppa and a chat while the food parcels are being prepared.

Please see our donation pages to find out how you can donate food to our projects.

More information:

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Basics Bank
venues and times

Monday 10am-3pm
Food – Above Bar Church, Ogle Road

Tuesday 10am-3pm
Food – St Mary's Church, St Monica Road, Sholing

Wednesday 10am-3pm
Food – Old Chemist, Bitterne Triangle Clothes – Ascension Church, Bitterne Park

Thursday 10am-3pm
Food – Swaythling Methodist Church, Burgess Road

Friday 10am-3pm
Food – Lordshill Ecumenical Church, Lordshill District Centre

Contact: 07929 641755