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Locations across Dorset

Locations across Dorset2022-07-04T10:09:28+01:00

We support a wide area across Dorset including Blandford, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Wimborne.

Faithworks support four Food Banks across Dorset. The café styled centres provide a whole range of support in addition to emergency food, and often there is someone there on hand immediately to talk to. This may include debt advice, budget support and links to other agencies, cooking on a budget and other courses, as well as a chance to connect in a safe space.

We also run a number of projects in Bournemouth helping people make positive moves away from homelessness and addiction. In addition we have excellent links with the Trussell Trust Foodbanks in Bournemouth, and are now providing Community Money Advice support at each of those hubs.

Blandford

Blandford Food Bank+
Open: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am – 2pm
Where: United Reformed Church, Whitecliff Mill Street, Blandford Forum, DT11 7DQ
Contact: 01258 456093
Support includes:

  • Emergency food
  • CMA debt advice and budget support
  • Support for those who are homeless
  • School holiday support
  • Signposting to other agencies
More info

Bournemouth

Faithworks oversee a number of projects across Bournemouth including support for those affected by homelessness, those in recovery and debt advice and budget support.

In addition we have excellent links with the Trussell Trust Foodbanks in Bournemouth, and are now providing Community Money Advice support at each of those hubs.

Need help now

  • Rough sleeping? Call St Mungo’s on 01202 315962
  • Finance help? Call Let’s Talk Money on 10202 985104
  • Need food? Call BCP Council crisis team on 01202 096622
    Or call our Faithworks office on 01202 429037
More info

Christchurch

Christchurch Food Bank+
Open: Mons, 10am – 12pm (donations only)
Tues, 10am – 12pm
Thurs, 11am – 1pm
Fri, 2pm – 4pm
Where: The Old Chapel, 67a Purewell, Christchurch, BH23 1EH
Contact: 07587 371088 or 07536 983678
Support includes:

  • Food
  • Home
  • Homeless support
  • Social opportunities
  • Money support
  • Learn together
More info

Poole

Poole Food Bank+
Open: Tuesdays – Thursdays, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Fridays, 9.30am – 12pm
Where: Jimmy’s Place, St James’ Church Centre, Church Street, Poole, BH15 1JP
Contact: 01202 672694
Support includes:

  • Emergency food & food support
  • Homeless & housing support
  • CMA debt advice & budget support
  • School Holiday activities and crafts
  • Womens clothing support
  • Signposting & support

SMILE lone parent families
Providing support, activities and friendship to lone parent families in the Poole area. Our goal is to create a community of families who support each other and live every day to the full.

More info

Wimborne

Wimborne Food Bank+
Open: Wednesday, 10am – 12pm
Friday, 2pm – 4pm (12pm – 2pm for donations only)
Where: Leigh Park Community Centre, Gordon Road, Wimborne, BH21 2AP
Contact: 07766 395944
Support includes:

  • Emergency food & food support
  • CMA debt advice & budget support
  • School holiday parcels
  • Free family events
  • Community garden
  • Signposting
More info

Food Bank+ FAQs

Can anyone just turn up at the Food Bank for food?2022-06-15T18:02:32+01:00

You need to be referred in order to use a Food Bank. This can usually be done by local schools, housing providers and doctors surgeries.

How many times can a person come to the Food Bank?2022-06-15T18:03:32+01:00

We walk alongside you to ensure that you have enough food and other support, in the medium term, until you are back on your feet.

Do Food Banks only provide food parcels?2022-06-15T18:06:41+01:00

Food Banks supported by Faithworks provide more than just food. Depending on location, they can also offer: cooking on a budget workshops, housing and debt advice, support with your budgeting, support with small household items, signposting to local agencies for advice and support and more,

Where does the food come from?2022-06-15T18:09:26+01:00

Most of our tinned and packaged food is donated by the public via collection points within local supermarkets.  Alternatively some donors deliver food items directly to the Food Banks.

Fresh fruit and dairy produce (where available) is purchased with money donated by the public or from small grants.

How can I support the Food Banks?2022-06-15T18:10:40+01:00

Financial donations to the Food Banks are essential as they enable us to purchase food where we are short of items.

Food Bank News & Events

The Big Reveal!

15th June 2022|

Little Victories Event 24th June 2022 A new logo and website is coming! Foundations are essential for a strong structure and so is building on these foundations. As Faithworks turns 18 this year, we

Faithworks CMA Annual Review

15th June 2022|

“Going to Faithworks was the best thing - I cannot believe all the help I have been given from sorting out my debt, to getting me help when I moved to pay the rent,

The Big Reveal!

15th June 2022|

Little Victories Event 24th June 2022 A new logo and website is coming! Foundations are essential for a strong structure and so is building on these foundations. As Faithworks turns 18 this year, we

Faithworks CMA Annual Review

15th June 2022|

“Going to Faithworks was the best thing - I cannot believe all the help I have been given from sorting out my debt, to getting me help when I moved to pay the rent,

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