Food banks provide emergency support for those in food poverty or crisis. Food is donated at various collection points and then volunteers sort the donations into parcels which are given out to those in need.
Many are part of the Trussell Trust network, but some areas have independent food banks that you can find by searching online.
Some food banks can help with utility bills, as well as provide support by signposting to other organisations and services. In order to use a food bank, you will usually need to be referred. You can find out more about accessing support from a food bank on the Trussell Trust website.
Scroll down to see a list of food banks and community pantries, which provide highly discounted groceries, in your area.
|Abingdon Foodbank North||Christ Church
|Tuesdays and Fridays 11:00-13:00|
|Abingdon Foodbank South||Preston Road Community Centre
|Organisation||Location and contact||Opening hours|
|Alton Foodbank||Alton Food Bank
15 Market Square
|Tuesdays 18:30-19:30, Wednesdays 12:30-14:00 and Saturday 10:30-12:00|
Various locations throughout Andover, check website for addresses
|Various, check website for times|
|Basingstoke Foodbank||Locations in Houndmills, Tadley, Buckskin, Winklebury, Brighton Hill, Sarum Hill, Popley and Basingstoke town centre||Various, check website for times|
|Didcot Emergency Foodbank||Didcot Baptist Church, Wantage Road, Didcot||Tuesdays and Fridays 11:00-13:00|
|West Berks Foodbank - Hungerford Centre||Hungerford Methodist Church
NEWBURY AND THATCHAM
|West Berks Foodbank - Thatcham Centre||Thatcham Baptist Church
Wheelers Green Way
|Winchester Basics Bank||Various locations throughout Winchester, check website for addresses||Various, check website for details|
|Unit 12 Community Food Pantry||
Unit 12 CIC
|Mondays 10:00-13:00, Tuesdays 09:30-11:30, Thursdays 10:30-14:30, Friday 19:00-21:00, Saturday 09:30-11:30|
|Wickham Community Pantry||Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, PO17 5AL||Tuesday 13:00-15:00 and 18:00-20:00|
|Wokingham Foodbank - currently operating as food parcel collection only||
|Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 13:30-15:30|