Food banks across the borough

Food banks are open across the borough for those who need them. Please find a list below of both food banks and other forms of community food support, where they operate and details of how to contact them.

Beacon food bank - Havant Central

Address: The Beacon, 69-73 Meridian Centre, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1UN.

The Beacon food bank continues to serve those in genuine need of food support through this time of coronavirus emergency.

For more information or if you would like to make a referral, please contact Liz Ascua by email or phone 07718 424618.

PO9 food bank - mainly Leigh Park area

To request a food parcel or for further information please contact Darren McKenna by email or phone 07593 261 200.

Did you know you can support the PO9 food bank via the Havant Borough Community Lottery.

The Bridge Church Food Bank - Hayling Island

Address: The Bridge Church, 67 Beach Road, Hayling Island, PO11 0JD

For more information or if you would like to make a referral, please contact Barry King by phone 023 9246 8835.

Hayling Island Community Centre food bank

Address: Station Rd, Hayling Island PO11 0HB

Open Monday and Thursday, from 9am -1pm. Apply to the food bank by completing a short form in person at the community centre (lockdown dependent) or over the phone. Contact Tania by calling 07799134826 or emailing or Emily by calling 07554141348 or emailing

Waterlooville Food bank - Waterlooville, including Wecock Farm

Located in Wecock Church Kite Close and are open Mondays 09.30-11.30am and Friday 12noon-2pm where collections and donations can be made.

For more information or if you would like to make a referral, please contact Debbie Dark by email or phone 07554267898.

New Life Foundation Food bank - Chichester through to Bedhampton

Individuals can self-refer. Referrals can also be made by health visitors, schools, councils, housing and other individuals who are concerned about a friend or neighbour.

For more information or if you would like to make a referral, please contact Esther Ellis by email or phone 07835441076.

Other forms of community food support

Acorn Centre

Address: The Kestrels, Wecock Community Association, 3 Waterlooville PO8 9UX.

The Acorn Centre works with the food bank and provides food for children during the holidays so long as funds are available.

For more information, please phone 023 9225 8423.

Free my meal

Created during the global pandemic in August 2020 by former single mum Hayley Steere, Free My Meal aims to connect those who need a meal with those who are willing to cook one. It’s a simple and easy exchange, and you can be involed as either a ‘recipient’ or a ‘cook’, or in some cases, both. The service is suitable for anyone who finds themselves in need of a meal and not having the means to buy the food to make one. 

You can connect through private Facebook groups such as the Havant and Hayling group, or you can request and offer meals by completing forms on the website.

Any questions or queries can be emailed to

Munch - Havant and local area

Address: Park Community School, Middle Park Way, Havant PO9 4BU

No referral necessary. Munch runs from Park Community School and food can be collected directly from the school.

For more information, please contact Susan Parish by email or Stephen Cross by email Alternatively you can phone 07835441076.