How and where can I access a food bank?

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.


Organisation Location  Opening hours
Abingdon Foodbank North Christ Church
Northcourt Road
OX14 1PL
Tuesdays and Fridays 11:00-13:00 
Abingdon Foodbank South Preston Road Community Centre
Midget Close
OX14 5NR
Wednesdays 13:00-14:30


Organisation Location and contact Opening hours
Alton Foodbank Alton Food Bank
15 Market Square
GU34 1HD
Tuesdays 18:30-19:30, Wednesdays 12:30-14:00 and Saturday 10:30-12:00


Organisation Location Opening hours
Andover Foodbank

Various locations throughout Andover, check website for addresses 

Various, check website for times


Organisation Location  Opening hours
Basingstoke Foodbank Locations in Houndmills, Tadley, Buckskin, Winklebury, Brighton Hill, Sarum Hill, Popley and Basingstoke town centre Various, check website for times


Organisation Location Opening hours
Didcot Emergency Foodbank Didcot Baptist Church, Wantage Road, Didcot Tuesdays and Fridays 11:00-13:00


Organisation Location Opening hours
West Berks Foodbank - Hungerford Centre Hungerford Methodist Church
Bridge Street
RG17 0EH
Wednesdays 13:00-15:00

Newbury and Thatcham

Organisation Location Opening hours
West Berks Foodbank - Thatcham Centre Thatcham Baptist Church
Wheelers Green Way
RG19 4YF
Thursdays 13:00-15:00


Organisation Location Opening hours
Winchester Basics Bank Various locations throughout Winchester, check website for addresses  Various, check website for details
Unit 12 Community Food Pantry

Unit 12 CIC
Winnal Valley Road
SO23 0LD

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


Organisation Location Opening hours
Wokingham Foodbank - currently operating as food parcel collection only

Waterford House
Erftstadt Court
RG40 2YF

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - 13:30-15:30

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