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Food banks are community organisations that can help if you can’t afford the food you need. To be able to obtain food and other essentials from these you need to be issued with a food bank voucher. There are lots of different places that can refer you including Citizens Advice.

For further information on foodbanks, go to:


Bournemouth Foodbank

118 Haviland Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 6HW
01202 394505  (Monday to Thursday 12pm – 2pm)


Kinison and West Howe Foodbank

St Andrews Church Centre, Millhams Road, Bournemouth BH10 7LN
01202 911647 (Wednesday and Friday 12pm – 2pm)


Christchurch Foodbank

The Old Chapel, 67a Purewell, Christchurch BH23 1EH
07587 371088 (Monday, Tuesday 10am – 12pm, Thursdays 11am – 1pm, Friday 2pm – 4pm)


Poole Foodbank

Jimmys place, St James’ Church Centre, Church St, Poole BH15 1JP
01202 672694 (Tuesday – Thursday 9.30am – 12.30pm and Friday 9.30am – 12pm)


BCP Council – Access to Food

The Access to Food Partnership is made up of BCP Council, Public Health Dorset and the Community and Voluntary Sector. Residents and organisations are coming together to provide various food support options across the BCP area. For more information, go to:


BCP Council – Free School Meals

It might also be worth checking to see if your family fits the criteria to apply for Free  School Meals. Go to:


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