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Wimborne Food Bank+, Dorset

Wimborne Food Bank+, Dorset2023-08-24T13:16:35+01:00

Wimborne Food Bank+

Wimborne Food Bank+ is about more than just food. We believe community is essential and provide a relaxed environment where you can chat with the team about debt advice, budget support and other agencies who visit regularly.

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

  • Citizen’s Advice
  • The You Trust
  • Dorset Council Housing & Children’s Services
  • The Centre, Trickets Cross Ferndown
  • Local housing associations: Aster, BCHA & Sovereign
  • Your child’s school, doctor’s surgery. health visitor or church office

You can donate food items at our donation bins located at:

  • Waitrose, Wimborne
  • Furzehill Village Stores
  • Outside Oakley Village Butchers, Merley
  • Coop in Merley, Colehill, Crown Mead & outside Walford Mill & outside A.H. Griffin Funeralcare, Broadstone
  • Tesco Express, Broadstone
  • Wimborne Rugby Club hold monthly collections

*Alternatively bring your donations to us at the address above.

Download our latest Food Bank shopping list below. We also need donations of strong plastic bags.
Download our shopping list
Find out how your support has helped us to bring hope to our local community in our latest annual review below.
Read our Annual Review

Need help now?

Wimborne Food Bank+

Wednesdays, 10am – 12pm
Fridays, 2pm – 4pm
Fridays, 12pm – 2pm for donations only

07766 395944

Leigh Park Community Centre, Gordon Road, Wimborne, BH21 2AP

Help and support at Wimborne Food Bank+

Emergency Food

We provide emergency food for those who need it, including fresh fruit, vegetables and fresh bread when available.  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 finding practical solutions (such as debt advice or introducing you to other support) that will help improve your circumstances so that, eventually, you 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.

Wimborne Community Garden

Faithworks are proud to support Wimborne Community Garden, a place for the local community to belong, nurture and grow together.

Established in 2022 in association with Beaucroft Foundation School, the garden is located within the tranquil school grounds and provides a sheltered space for all gardening abilities.

A quarter of all produce grown at the garden goes directly to the Food Bank, helping to provide some of the essential nutrition needed.

Families and individuals are also able to spend time in the garden, assisting with gardening tasks and benefiting from the therapeutic environment.

Wimborne Community Garden

CMA Debt Advice and Budget Support

We provide free debt advice and support with budgeting.  The CMA (Community Money Advice) team can meet with you onsite or at our money advice centre ‘The Lighthouse’. Help may include speaking with creditors, to relieve that stress as well help to create a workable budget, where needed.

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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School Holiday Parcels

We know the holidays can be a challenge as you try to feed those extra mouths. We provide extra food for pupil premium families during the school holidays including extra treats that are tailored for children.

Recipe Bags

We are very proud of our Recipe Bags! Each bag includes the recipe and all of the ingredients needed to make a fresh, healthy sweet or savoury dish.  The recipes change every week and they are a big hit with families!  

Free Family Events

We love creating free, fun events where families can make special memories together. These have included our Christmas Grotto and Family Fun Days. Follow us on social media and stay up to date with the latest events.

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We work closely with local organisations such as The You Trust, Dorset Council Housing and Wiseability. These agencies visit us every Wednesday and are available to speak with.  

Other useful links

The following organisations often visit Wimborne Food Bank+ on Wednesday mornings:

  • You Trust – 01329 825 930
  • Dorset Housing – find out more below.
  • Wise Ability – 0300 303 3777
Dorset Housing

Wimborne 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.

Wimborne Food Bank+ News & Events

Faithworks Food Poverty Appeal

Urgent Appeal

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No one person should suffer the anxiety of food poverty. For just £5 a month you can support a family.

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