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.
The Beacon, 69-73 Meridian Centre, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1UN.
The Beacon food bank continues to serve those in genuine need of food support.
Open from Monday to Friday between 10am to 12.30pm. After this time, call 07718 424618 and leave a message.
For more information or if you would like to make a referral, please contact email@example.com or phone 07718 424618.
Havant and local area
Munch Community Food Pantry, 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.
Munch Community Food Pantry is open Monday to Friday between 11am to 2.30pm.
It costs £5 to use it and on average you will receive £15 worth of food. Munch meals is open for anyone to come to on Tuesday and Thursdays between 4pm to 5.30pm, and you will receive a two-course hot meal and drink. There are also fortnightly Sunday lunches between 1pm to 2pm on 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.
They will be open on Christmas Day for anyone to come and have Christmas Lunch. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 02392489811 to book.
PO9 Foodbank, Leigh Park Community Centre, Dunsbury Way, Havant, Hampshire PO9 5BG
Open Tuesday and Friday for deliveries.
To request a food parcel or for further information please contact Darren McKenna by email email@example.com or phone 07593 261 200.
Did you know you can support the PO9 food bank via the Havant Borough Community Lottery.
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.
Community Centre Pantry, Station Rd, Hayling Island PO11 0HB
This pantry is committed to assisting families and individuals who are struggling to make ends meet. They aim to both assist in providing food and also minimise food waste. The Pantry is a membership food club helping you to save money on your bills, which will help budgets go further with our rising household bills. Membership is limited to those who meet the eligibility criteria. If you are struggling to feed your family or yourself and live on Hayling Island they can help.
All you have to do is fill out a registration form, wait to be approved, meet the friendly team and grab your weekly shop for just £6.
Open Monday and Thursday, from 9am -1pm. Apply to the food bank by completing a short form in person at the community centre or over the phone. Contact Tania by calling 07799134826 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or Emily by calling 07554141348 or emailing email@example.com
- Hayling Island Community Centre food bank facebook
- Hayling Island Community Centre food bank website
Waterlooville & Wecock
Located in Wecock Church, Kite Close, PO8 9UX and are open Mondays 09.30-11.30am and Friday 12noon-2pm where collections and donations can be made.
FREE food hampers for those who are genuinely in need. You will need to be referred by someone who works with a recognised organisation such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, Children services, Schools, Job centre, Housing association, Two Saints. Mind, Social Worker, Church Minister
For more information or if you would like to make a referral, please contact Debbie Dark by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07554267898.
Acorn Centre, 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.
Waterlooville Community Pantry, delivered by Growing Places at Mill Hill
The pantry offers store food staples to help make low cost healthy meals for the whole family. Working in partnership with FareShare, Neighbourly and the community to fight food waste and food poverty. Email email@example.com or call 07770 806533
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07835441076.