More than just food

Faithworks support four Food Banks across Dorset, in Blandford, Christchurch, Poole and Wimborne.  The cafe styled centres provide a range of support in addition to emergency food and are called Food Bank+.

Extra support depends on each Food Bank+ but may include:

  • CMA Debt Advice and Budget Support
  • Cooking on a Budget courses
  • Homeless and housing support
  • Meal/Recipe in a Bag
  • School holiday food and actvtities support
  • Signposting for further advice and support
  • Social opportunities through community meals or coffee and chat

Need help now?

If you need a food parcel voucher and live within Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole, you can call: BCP Crisis Advice Scheme: 01202 096622

If you live within wider Dorset please call: 01305 221027

For general enquiries please call our main office on: 01202 429037

Food Bank+ and Life Centres across Dorset

Blandford Food Bank+

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

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


We have excellent links with Trussell Trust Foodbanks across Bournemouth, and are now providing Community Money Advice support at each of those hubs.

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You can find a list of Foodbanks across Bournemouth on the Trussell Trust website below.

Bournemouth Foodbanks
Christchurch foodbank

Open: 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 foodbank

Open: 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
More info
Wimborne foodbank

Open: 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
More info

BCP Access to Food map

The BCP Access to Food map shows community food support available across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.  This includes:

  • Community fridges
  • Community meals
  • Cooked meal deliveries
  • Cooking workshops
  • Foodbanks
  • Growing local food
  • Social supermarkets

Donate items to a Food Bank+

All the Food Bank+ rely heavily on food donations. You can find out what items are currently needed on each Food Bank+ Facebook pages:

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