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Our foodbank relies on your support.

Bournemouth Foodbank relies heavily on food donations from the public. These donations help us provide balanced and nutritious three-day food supplies to those in need. In 2022, we provided 115,758 meals, including 33,588 meals for children. Your food donations are crucial in helping us feed those who are referred to us.

We use BankTheFood to keep you updated on the items we’re running low on. It’s a great app; you only need to download it and select Bournemouth Foodbank as preferred. You can also activate notifications which means you’ll get a reminder when you visit the supermarket, so you never forget to donate.
➡️ Learn how it works ➡️ Download the App Here


You can donate food to Bournemouth Foodbank in any of the following ways.

1. Online Shopping 

We’ve partnered with Give Today to make donating food to Bournemouth Foodbank easier for our supporters. Give Today makes it really easy for our team to update you with the items we need the most at any given time or even to put bundles together so you can donate to any specific cause at the food bank. You can shop normally, and we will conveniently receive the donations at our warehouse.


2. Supermarket Donations 

Local supermarkets host a permanent donation point where people can leave the donations they purchase during their visit. Here’s a list of the main ones.
You can see a full list of supermarkets here.

Supermarket donation points Opening Info
Tesco Bournemouth Extra

Riverside Avenue, BournemouthBH7 7DY
0345 677 9094
Sainsbury’s Castlepoint

Castle Lane West, Bournemouth BH8 9UW
01202 525082
ASDA Bournemouth & Castlepoint

St. Paul’s Road, BH8 8DL / Castle Lane West BH8 9UP
01202 298900
Waitrose Winton

345 Wimborne Road, Bournemouth BH9 2AD
01202 522200

Please note that most supermarkets only allow items purchased in their own store.


3. Food Drop-offs 

Alternatively, you can drop items off at one of our Foodbank Centres. Please only attempt food dropoffs during opening hours or, even better, arrange a drop-off with us over the phone; this way, we can thank you appropriately and perhaps take a picture for our social media. See all our locations.

Drop-off Point Opening hours
Bournemouth Foodbank
118 Haviland Road
Citygate Community Hub
138a Holdenhurst Rd, Bournemouth, BH8 8AS
Lifehouse (BCC)
711-715 Wimborne Road, Moordown BH9 2AU

Please, never leave food or items of any kind at the food bank door. Unfortunately we will have to report fly-tipping and dispose of the items.

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