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Blandford Food Bank+, Dorset

Blandford Food Bank+, Dorset2022-08-09T13:57:51+01:00

Blandford Food Bank+

Blandford Food Bank+ is located within the United Reformed Church, accessed via Whitecliff Mill Street. We provide a relaxed environment where you can chat with the team and other agencies onsite, to help you find a way out of crisis.

You can ask for a food parcel voucher from Shelter, Citizens Advice (see useful links below) or the following referrers:

  • Dorset Council – 01258 454111
  • Sovereign Housing Association – 0300 5000 926
  • The Mental Health Team, Blandford Hospital – 01258 450610
  • Local GP surgeries
  • Blandford Jobcentre – 0800 1690 190
  • Citizens Advice – based at Blandford Parish Centre on Tuesdays
  • Your child’s school or pre-school

Need help now?

Blandford Food Bank
Open Tuesdays & Thursdays
10am – 2pm

01258 456093

United Reformed Church
Whitecliff Mill Street, Blandford Forum, DT11 7DQ

Help and support at Blandford Food Bank+

Emergency Food

We provide emergency food for when you need it and for as long as you need it,  including fresh fruit and vegetables when available. When you come to Food Bank+ we will take time to support you with finding practical solutions (such as debt advice or introducing you to other support) that will help improve your circumstances. 

You can access the Food Bank+ however you will  need a voucher from one of the referrers listed above.  If you have difficulty in this, give us a call and we will sort something out.

CMA Debt Advice and Budget Support

We provide free debt advice and support with budgeting.  The CMA (Community Money Advice) team are based onsite.

The team are affiliated to the national Community Money Advice network and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority so you know you are in good hands. 

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Homeless support

If you have experienced homelessness you are welcome to drop in for a hot drink, a hot meal, snacks, a chat with our team and we will walk alongside you on your journey. 

The YOU Trust visit the Food Bank weekly and Shelter visit once a month.  Please contact the office on 01258 456093 for further details.  

School Holiday Support

We know school holidays can be tough with the extra mouths to feed and finding activities to do.  We provide extra food for families who are eligible and school holiday activity packs to help keep young ones entertained at no extra cost. 

If you think you may need extra support during the holidays please speak with your child’s school or pre-school.

Help from other agencies

Local organisations such as Shelter, Victim Support and The YOU Trust, who can provide advice, advocacy and support, are often available to speak with in our cafe area (see links below).

We also have strong links with the Wardrobe Foundation (women’s clothes), Blandford Cares, and Treads youth services. 

Other useful links

  • Citizens Advice – based at Blandford Parish Centre on Tuesdays
  • REACH drug & alcohol services – 0800 043 4656
  • Shelter – 03301 755 121 (Advice and Guidance)  or 03445 151 777 (Legal Aid Services)
  • Victim Support – 0300 3030 163
  • The YOU Trust – 01329 825 930

Blandford 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.

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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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