Need help now? Our support team are here for you. Call 01202 429037


Locations across Dorset

Locations across Dorset2024-04-17T15:02:04+01:00

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

Faithworks support 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. 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.


Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am – 2pm
Where: United Reformed Church, Salisbury Street, Blandford Forum, DT11 7PY
Contact: 01258 456093
Support includes:

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


Faithworks oversee a number of projects across Bournemouth including support for those affected by homelessness as well as 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 Food Bank+
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 Food Bank+
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


Southbourne Food Bank
Monday, 3pm – 4.30pm
Wednesday, 10.30am – 12pm
Friday, 10.30am – 12pm
Where: Immanuel United Reformed Church, 120 Southbourne Road, Bournemouth, BH6 3QJ
Contact: 07517 507221
Support includes:

  • Emergency food
More info


Wimborne Food Bank+
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
Wimborne Food Bank+

Wimborne Community Garden
Wednesdays, 9am – 12.30pm
Fridays, 2pm – 4pm
Sundays, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Where: Our garden can be found at the top of School Lane, next to Redcotts Leisure Park, Wimborne, BH21 1HQ
Contact: 07502 429668

Wimborne Community Garden

Food Bank+ FAQs

How do I donate food?2023-07-17T17:14:06+01:00

Registered charity BanktheFood have produced a free App which enables you to receive updates from your local Food Bank. These notifications enable you to know what food items are most needed when shopping in your local supermarket. Simply download the App from Google Play or the Apple Store – for more information see below.

Many local supermarkets have food collection points for the Food Banks.

How can I support the Food Banks?2023-07-18T10:36:50+01:00

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

Where does the food come from?2023-07-18T10:38:13+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.

Do Food Banks only provide food parcels?2023-07-18T10:41:45+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,

How many times can a person come to the Food Bank?2023-07-18T10:42:21+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.

Can anyone just turn up at the Food Bank for food?2023-07-18T10:43:45+01:00

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

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