Food banks , pantry and community fridge

Low-cost and free food schemes in the Borough

Food banks

People in need can be referred by any agency that holds food bank vouchers, with a maximum of four per year then at the discretion of the referral agency.

Eastleigh Basics Food Bank

Eastleigh Basics Food Bank Unit G6, Wells Place, Eastleigh SO50 5PP
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 3pm
Phone: 07563 609994
Email: office@eastleighbasicsbank.co.uk
Website: eastleighbasicsbank.co.uk
facebook/eastleighbasicsbank

Donations can be made at:

  • The Basics Bank shop in Wells Place, Eastleigh (Tuesday and Thursday 10am - 3pm)
  • Tesco (Swan Centre, Eastleigh)
  • Sainsburys (Market Street, Eastleigh)
  • Waitrose (Oakmount Road, Chandler's Ford)
  • Most churches in and around Eastleigh

The Food Centre

Kings Community Church, Sovereign Place, Northam Road, Hedge End SO30 4BZ.
Open Mondays and Thursdays, 10am to 1.00pm.
Email: foodcentre@kingscommunitychurch.co.uk
URL https://www.kingscommunitychurch.co.uk/foodcentre

Donations can be made at:

  • The food hall entrance of M&S Hedge End
  • The CO-OP in Hedge End village
  • Kings Community Church
  • The Junction Café
  • Lidl, Hedge End
  • Aldis, Hedge End

Hound Basics Food Bank

30 Queen's View, Netley Abbey SO31 5AE. 
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10.30am to 2pm.
Phone: 07485 007800
Email: hound.basics@netleycf.org.uk
Website: houndbasics.org.uk
facebook.com/houndbasics

Donations can be made at:

Netley Abbey

  • Hound Basics Food Bank, 30 Queens View, SO31 5EA - box in porch
  • Co-op, Station Road, SO31 5AF
  • Post Office, Station Road, SO31 5AF
  • Netley Central Sports & Social Club, Station Road, SO31 5AE
  • 5 Sellwood Road, SO31 5BJ - box in porch
  • Grange Cottage, 2 Grange Road, SO31 4HP - box in porch
    (opposite St. Edward's Church - look for white picket fence)

Hamble

  • St. Andrew's Church, High Street, SO31 4JW - in porch, 9am-5pm
  • Ketch Rigger Restaurant, Hamble Point Marina, SO31 4NB - 8:30am - 9:00pm
  • Gaff Rigger Restaurant, Mercury Yacht Harbour, SO31 4HQ - 8:30am - 9:00pm

Bursledon

  • Bursledon Parish Vicarage, School Road, SO31 4BW
  • Pilands Wood Community Centre, Chamberlayne Road, SO31 8DT - Monday 10am-1pm, Tuesday & Thursday 10am-3pm
  • The Coffee Shop (upstairs), Bursledon Community Centre, Portsmouth Road, SO31 8ES
  • The Plough, Portsmouth Road, SO31 8BT
  • 'Crosstrees', Church Lane, SO31 8AB

Further afield

  • B. Matthews Funeral Director, 146 Portsmouth Road, Woolston, SO19 9AP

All of the Basics Banks will take financial donations – to donate,  contact them by phone or email.


Pantries

The principle of a pantry is to give those in need the opportunity to have a ‘helping hand’ by getting food for a small membership fee per visit. The Pantry provides a wide range of heavily discounted fresh, frozen and ambient food, giving households reassurance, support to manage and budget; reducing food entering landfill.

Eastleigh Pantry

Cable Works, 83 Tinning Way, Eastleigh SO50 9QE
Open Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9.30am to 12 noon, Wednesday 4pm to 6pm 
£5 per visit for £15+ worth of food per week, there are no restrictions on becoming a member.
Email: rcscommunitypantry@romsey.hants.sch.uk
Phone: 01794 522106


Community Fridges

Coming soon at Pavilion on the Park, Eastleigh


Low-cost schemes to avoid food waste

Apps and websites connecting neighbours and local businesses so that surplus food isn't being thrown away