Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Poole Food Bank - Jimmy's

Poole Food Bank - Jimmy's logo

Project that seeks to help people in their time of need by providing food and signposting on to further support. Poole Food Bank vouchers are issued to families in need, voucher holders are given a free parcel of food, enough to see them and their family through the next three days. At the same time, volunteers provide a listening ear and, where appropriate, advice about other forms of support.

All of the food is donated by local churches, schools and individuals - tinned and dried food is provided to ensure easy storage. Vouchers are held by churches and professionals in the health and Social Care sectors who are working with people who may be in crisis.

If you need emergency food and have no money, please speak to your usual referrer. If this is your first time using a Food Bank please phone BCP Council on 0300 123 7052 (Mon-Fri, 9am - 5pm).

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Venue/Contact Details
Jimmy's Place
St James's Church Centre
Church Street
BH15 1JP
Area coverage
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Disabled Car Parking
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Please visit our website for more information.
Further opening details:
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
This is a free service.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Eligibility criteria:
Eligibility Criteria: Deemed to be in need by referring agency
Booking Information:
Contact by telephone or email
Referral process:
  • From Social Care, Family Outreach Service, Poole Housing Partnership, Poole Resettlement Services and other local agencies.
Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?
Recognised as:
  • Free Activity/Service