Bournemouth Foodbank are relocating to new premises!
From Monday 30 April 2018, you will find us at our new warehouse and office, hosted by St George’s Methodist Church in Boscombe.
Anyone with a growing family will understand the need to find a bigger home and all the excitement that’s involved in moving. That’s a lot like how we are feeling at the Foodbank right now!
We will soon be opening our sixth distribution centre to clients and we need more space for food storage and processing at our warehouse, to support this growing network of churches who open their doors to local people in crisis.
In the last 12 months we have fed 5,961 people with three-day emergency food parcels. That figure has risen 24% on last year’s total and we expect the need to worsen as living costs soar and public services come under further strain. To meet the demand we are having to expand and adapt our operations. And that means moving somewhere with more space to grow.
In the last 12 months we have fed 5,961 people with three-day emergency food parcels.
The new warehouse will have more square feet for storage and processing, plus extra space for future developments – such as the exciting new partnership between Trussell Trust, FareShare and Asda that will enable us to support the community with fresh and frozen food.
We have been at Wessex House for eight fantastic years and are hugely grateful to Bourne 2 Let for all they have done to support us and our increasing needs, during our tenancy with them.
Our service to people in crisis won’t miss a beat during the move. If you have been referred to us by one of our network of local agencies, all our distribution centres with their respective opening times can be found at the locations page of our website. Just bring your red food voucher to one of our church partners and the team of volunteers will help you in any way they can.
The renovation of the new site is in part being sponsored by a number of local groups and businesses. Specialist flooring and shelving are being bought and fitted by teams from Foresters Financial and JP Morgan while the Rotary Club have pledged further funds towards the fitting out of our new office.
Even so, at present our funding shortfall for the initial setup costs stands at £7,700.
If you would like to help us financially or otherwise, please get in touch.
As always, use the contact page to find all the details you need to reach us.