Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Poole Waste Not Want Not

Poole Waste Not Want Not runs a community shop that is intended for individuals and families that are struggling to maintain a nutritious diet due to financial hardship. 

We are working with a local food bank and 6 suppliers within the community to offer food at a discounted price, or by donation in the case of extreme hardship. Users of the service are able to chose their own food which includes fresh and refrigerated products. Alongside this the service offers support and advice, including a 6 week cooking course, debt management advice and signposting to relevant services in the community. 

To use this service you must be referred by a professional or another service dealing with financial problems. 

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Venue/Contact Details
Poole Waste Not Want Not
at rear of 70 High Street
access via Hill Street
BH15 1DA
Area coverage
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Meals Provided
  • Pushchair and Pram Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday from 1:30pm to 3pm. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 3pm. Saturday from 11am to 3pm. Closed on 26 and 27 December and 2 January.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Weekly
  • All Year Round
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Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Booking Information:
To use this service you must be correctly referred.
Referral process:
  • Referrals through Poole Foodbank, BCP Cris Centre and other groups working with those in crisis.