Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Foodbanks and other support if you are struggling to pay for food

A foodbank is for anyone in crisis, who does not have enough money to buy food for themselves or their family.

When you use a foodbank, you will be given enough food to feed yourself and your household for at least three days.

There are also lots of other food support services such as community fridges, pop-up pantries and social supermarkets.

Your family may also be eligible for free school meals or Healthy Start Vouchers if you have a child under 4 years old.

Find out about all the food support options mentioned above and more here: Support if you are struggling to pay for food

Community Food Map

If you are in need of support in accessing food, Use this map to find out about community food projects near you.

Donate to local food banks

Food banks need your support, now more than ever. Find out how you can help and what to donate.

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