There are now 19 community pantries that have been set up across Hampshire providing access to discounted food. In addition, there are 8 locations across the New Forest that are being served by a mobile larder operated by Fareshare. Community pantries provide groceries at a lower cost than supermarkets or shops, offering a range of fresh, frozen and general foods which will change on a weekly basis.
Community pantries offer access by memberships, where for a small weekly contribution, members receive food to a significantly higher value. Several pantries organise activities and provide a wraparound support services and social interaction for those who are isolated. Up to five community pantries are planned for the Isle of Wight. Slow cookers are also being made available from community pantries.
Who is eligible?
Anyone can access their local community pantry; however, they will need to sign up to become a member. The membership process is managed through the pantry directly.
Holiday Meal Vouchers
Families with children entitled to £15 per week for holiday meal vouchers can opt to get community pantry vouchers instead. This will entitle them to have the membership waived for up to 3 visits at one of the Hampshire community pantries listed below.
List of community pantries
|District||Postcode||Description||Link to directory|
|Basingstoke & Deane||RG24 9AE||Popley Fields Community Centre, in Carpenters Down.||Popley Fields Community Centre|
|Basingstoke & Deane||RG26 4HN||Tadley Community pantry, delivered by Tadley community centre, Newchurch Road, Tadley||Tadley Community Centre|
|Basingstoke & Deane||RG22 6QB||Basingstoke Community Pantry in the South Ham estate, delivered by Westside Community Centre.||Basingstoke Community Pantry|
|East Hants||GU35 0AU||Bordon Community Pantry, delivered by Sacred Heart Catholic Church, opening in Easter.||Sacred Heart Community Pantry, Bordon|
|Eastleigh||SO50 9QE||RCS Cableworks Community Pantry Eastleigh||RCS Community Pantry - Eastleigh|
|Fareham||PO14 4PG||Waypoint Church Community Pantry||Waypoint Hub - Community Pantry|
|Fareham||PO16 9UY||Woodsy's Pantry, Portchester, delivered by Portchester Community Association||Woodsy's Community Pantry, Portchester|
|Gosport||PO12 3SX||Gosport Football Ground will be running the pantry alongside their current provision.||GBFC - Feed a Family in Need & Gosport Community Pantry|
|Hart||GU46 7TF||Yateley Community Pantry, delivered by Yateley Industries, will be open by the end of February half term.||Hart Community Pantry - Yateley Industries|
|Havant||PO11 0HB||Hayling Island Community Pantry, delivered by Hayling Island Community Association||Hayling Island Community Pantry & Food Bank|
|Havant||PO9 5BL||Munch Community Food Pantry, Dickinson Centre, Park Community Centre, Middle Park Way, Havant, PO9 4BU
||MUNCH Community Pantry - Leigh Park|
|Havant||PO7 7DB||Waterlooville Community Pantry, delivered by Growing Places @ Mill Hill||Waterlooville Community Pantry - Growing Places Mill Hill|
|New Forest||BH25 5NY||Nedderman Centre, Marryat Road, New Milton||New Forest Basics Bank and Lymington Community Pantry|
|New Forest||SO40 4SX||Marchwood Village Hall, delivered by Fareshare mobile food larder||Fareshare mobile food larder|
|New Forest||BH25 5AA||Ashley Hub, delivered by Fareshare mobile food larder||Fareshare mobile food larder|
|New Forest||SO45 3QR||Hythe St Anne's Community Centre, delivered by Fareshare mobile food larder||Fareshare mobile food larder|
|New Forest||SO40 3LZ||Testwood Baptist Church, delivered by Fareshare mobile food larder||Fareshare mobile food larder|
|New Forest||SO41 8GN||St Mark's Community Hall, delivered by Fareshare mobile food larder||Fareshare mobile food larder|
|New Forest||SO45 1YP||Queen Elizabeth Recreation Centre, delivered by Fareshare mobile food larder||Fareshare mobile food larder|
|New Forest||SO45 1BN||St George's Hall, delivered by Fareshare mobile food larder||Fareshare mobile food larder|
|New Forest||BH24 1PX||Ringwood Leisure Centre, delivered by Fareshare mobile food larder||Fareshare mobile food larder|
|Rushmoor||GU11 1BA||Community Cupboard at the Vine Centre||The Community Cupboard|
|Test Valley||SO51 0HR||RCS Community Pantry - Romsey||RCS Community Pantry - Romsey|
|Test Valley||SP10 5DE||RCS Longmeadow Community Pantry Andover||RCS Community Pantry - Andover|
|Winchester||SO22 4EJ||The Caroll Centre, Stanmore||The Caroll Centre|
|Winchester||SO23 0LD||Winchester Community Pantry, delivered by Unit 12 CIC.||Unit 12 - Community Food Pantry|
|Winchester||PO17 5AL||Wickham Community Pantry delivered at Wickham Community Centre.||Wickham Community Pantry|