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Poole Food Bank+, Dorset

Poole Food Bank+, Dorset2022-08-09T14:02:02+01:00

Poole Food Bank+

Poole Food Bank+ main hub is called Jimmy’s and is located St James’ Church Centre in Poole town centre.  We also have a number of hubs open across Poole:

  • St Clement’s Church Hall, 55 Kinson Avenue, BH15 3PH (Mon – Fri, 11am – 12.30pm)
    *Please note that St Clement’s hub will be closed from 13 – 20 August 2022
  • Poole Waste Not, Want Not (access from Hill Street, via rear of 70 High Street) (Mon, 1.30pm – 3pm, Tues – Fri, 11am – 3pm, Sat, 11am – 3pm)
  • St Gabriel’s Church, Keysworth Road, Turlin Moor, BH16 5BH (Tues, 1.30pm – 3pm, Fri, 11.30am – 12.30pm)
  • Calvary Pentecostal Church, Cromwell Road, Parkstone, BH12 2NS (Wed, 12pm-2pm)

You can ask for a food parcel voucher from:

  • BCP Crisis Advice Scheme – 01202 096622

Donating items:

  • We use an App called Bank the Food where we regularly update our most needed items. This App can be downloaded on the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • We currently are most in need of tinned fruits, tinned vegetables, jars of pasta sauce and small jars of coffee.
  • For large donations (larger than three carrier bags full) please take these to our Store, Tues – Thurs, 9am – 11.30am.  The Store is located behind The Dolphin Centre, you can find more information here.

Need help now?

Poole Food Bank+
Open:
Tuesdays – Thursdays, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Fridays, 9.30am – 12pm

01202 672694

Jimmy’s Place, St James’ Church Centre, Church Street, Poole, BH15 1JP

Help and support at Poole Food Bank+

Emergency Food & Food Support

We provide food for as long as you need it, including fresh fruit and vegetables when available. Anyone can access Food Bank+ however you need a voucher from the BCP Crisis Advice Scheme (see above) – if you have any difficulties with this, please speak with us. 

We also run a school food voucher support scheme – if you think you need this, please speak with your school pastoral team.

Our Recipe Bags help families cook together and encourage children to try new foods.  These include a recipe for cooking on a budget and all the ingredients needed to make it.

Homeless & Housing Support

Everyone is warmly welcome at Jimmy’s and our hubs across Poole.  We believe everyone should have a place to call home.  We listen to everyone’s story and take time to help. We signpost you for further advice and support where needed, especially to our friends at Shelter and Routes to Roots.

CMA Debt Advice & Budget Support

We provide free debt advice and support with budgeting. The CMA (Community Money Advice) team are here onsite ready for you to chat with.

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

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School Holiday Activities & Crafts

We know school holidays can be tough with the extra mouths to feed and finding activities to do. We provide free activity and craft packs to help keep young ones entertained at no extra cost.

Women’s Clothing

We work closely with local social enterprise, Wardrobe Foundation, who provide quality and personalised clothing to women in need of clothing support. 

Bespoke gift bags are created for each individual referred, clothes are selected for each individual’s size, style preference and need.

Signposting & Support

We have good relationships with local organisations such as Citizen’s Advice, Shelter, housing departments and the DWP.  People from these organisations often drop in to our cafe area at Jimmy’s, where you can grab a hot drink and chat with them. 

We will also help you to connect with other advice and support as needed.  Please feel free to speak with one of our team about anything you feel may help.

Other useful links

  • Citizens Advice – 0808 278 7939
  • Routes to Roots –  07901 387643 / 01202 667880 or email: office@routestoroots.org
  • Shelter – 03301 755 121
  • SMILE lone parent families support – see here.
  • You can find information on further support with food here on the BCP Access to Food map
BCP Access to Food map

Poole 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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“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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