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Southbourne Food Bank, Dorset

Southbourne Food Bank, Dorset2023-05-19T09:59:09+01:00

Southbourne Food Bank

Southbourne Food Bank is located within Immanuel United Reformed Church. We provide food parcels to households for as long as it takes.

You can obtain a food parcel voucher from the following referrers:

  • BCP Council
  • St Mungo’s Street Outreach Team – 01202 315962
  • BH Support – 01202 985111
  • Local schools
  • Local churches

You can donate food items at the following places:

  • Immanuel United Reformed Church
  • Co-op, Seabourne Road
  • Sainsbury’s, Pokesdown Hill
  • Sainsbury’s, Southbourne Grove
  • One Stop, Seabourne Road
  • Wilton Funeral Services, Tuckton

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Southbourne Food Bank

Mondays, 3pm – 4.30pm
Wednesdays, 10.30am – 12pm
Fridays, 10.30am – 12pm
*Excluding bank holidays

07517 507221

Immanuel United Reformed Church,
120 Southbourne Road, Bournemouth, BH6 3QJ

**Should you need emergency food when we are closed, you can contact Christchurch Food Bank+ below.

Christchurch Food Bank+

Help and support at
Southbourne Food Bank

Emergency Food

Established in 2014 Southbourne Food Bank provide emergency food for those who need it. Food is available for as long as you need it.

While you are coming to the Food Bank we will take time to support you with practical solutions that will help improve your circumstances so that, eventually, you will no longer need us. 

Anyone can access the Food Bank however will need to ask for a voucher from one of the referrers listed above. If you have difficulty in requesting a voucher please speak with us.

Help from other agencies

We work closely with other organisations such as Citizens Advice, BCP Council, Marine GP Surgery, St Mungo’s Street Outreach Team and BH Support.

Other useful links

  • BCP Council – 01202 123456
  • BH Support – 01202 985111
  • Citizens Advice – 0808 278 7939
  • Shelter – 03301 755 121
  • St Mungo’s Street Outreach Team – 01202 315962
  • SMILE lone parent families support – you can receive online support through the SMILE Connect on Facebook below

Further food support can be found on the BCP Access to Food map below.

SMILE Connect on Facebook
BCP Access to Food Map

Southbourne 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.

Southbourne Food Bank News & Events

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