Farnborough Foodbank


Farnborough Foodbank is accessible to anyone from a referring organisation.
3 days of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food is provided.

How Foodbanks Work:
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income.

Food is donated: Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to a foodbank.

Food is sorted and stored: Volunteers sort food to check that it is in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.

Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

A typical food parcel includes: cereals, soup, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, tins (beans, meat, veg, fruit), tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits, snacks. Also toiletries: shampoo, toothpaste, household products (eg toilet roll, washing powder). They follow Trussell Trust regulations: no fresh food, only dry products (requiring no refrigeration); no liquid bleach and not baby milk (these items tend to be donated onto other food welfare services). They can also offer 'Cold boxes' prepared for people who are unable to cook (ie no cooker) and 'Kettle boxes' for people living in hotel accommodation (delivered to Rushmoor County Council/Citizens Advice Farnborough & Aldershot).

Dietary requirements: Farnborough Foodbank can usually adapt your food parcel to meet your dietary needs, for example, gluten free or vegetarian. When you arrive at the foodbank centre, a volunteer will chat to you about any special dietary requirements you may have.

If you need help from the foodbank, the quickest way to reach them is by telephone or email. They can then direct you to the most appropriate agency to give you a foodbank voucher.

Opening times are on Wednesdays 12.00-2.30pm at Christchurch, Cove.

About The Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust supports a nationwide network of food banks and together they provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
There are more than 1,300 food bank centres in their network. They support these food banks to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis (for instance by advice agencies, GPs, social services and schools), as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face.

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User Cost/Charge Information
Free of charge.

Find out more

The Trussell Trust

01252 331668




Collection point
55 Cove Road
Hampshire GU14 0EX

Farnborough Foodback for correspondence only (no client access)
Browning Barracks
Alison Road
Hampshire GU11 2BU

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