Community pantries - Hampshire

Community pantries provide groceries at a lower rate than shops and supermarkets

There are now 19 community pantries that have been set up across Hampshire providing access to discounted food. In addition, there are 11 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 can change on a weekly basis. In addition, the pantries are working to help reduce food waste by working with local food businesses.

Community pantries offer access by memberships, where for a small weekly contribution, members receive food to a significantly higher value. Several pantries organise activities, provide wraparound support services and opportunities for social interaction for all of their members. The community pantries listen to their local communities and aim to provide additional services and activities to meet their local needs.

With the support of the community pantries we aim to make available a number of Air Fryers in 2023 via the pantries.

Who is eligible?

Anyone can access their local community pantry; all it takes is to sign up as a member at the pantry which then allows you to use the community pantry once a week. The membership process is managed through the pantry directly.

Email connect4communities@hants.gov.uk

List of community pantries

Basingstoke & Deane

Name Location address Link to website Social media
Popley Fields Food Pantry Popley Fields Community Centre, Carpenters Down, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9AE Popley Fields website Popley Fields Community Centre on Facebook
Tadley Community Food Pantry Tadley Community Centre, The Point, Newchurch Road, Tadley, RG26 4HN Tadley Community Centre website Tadley Community Centre on Facebook
Basingstoke Community Pantry Westside Community Centre, Paddock Rd, Basingstoke, RG22 6QB Westside Community Centre website Flyer for Basingstoke Community Pantry

East Hampshire

Name Location address Link to website Social media
Sacred Heart Community Pantry Sacred Heart Catholic Church, High St, Bordon GU35 0AU Sacred Heart Church website Sacred Heart Community Pantry on Facebook
Café 1759 Café 1759, Chieftain House, Challenger Place, Bordon, GU35 0FP Café 1759 website

Eastleigh

Name Location address Link to website Social media
RCS Community Pantry – Eastleigh Cable Works, 83 Tinning Way, Eastleigh, SO50 9QE RCS Services website

Fareham

Name Location address Link to website Social media
Woodsy’s Pantry, Portchester Portchester Community Association, 2, New Parade, 38 West Street, Portchester, Fareham, PO16 9UY Portchester Community Association website
Waypoint Hub Waypoint Church, 255 Hunts Pond Road, Fareham, PO14 4PG Waypoint Church website Waypoint Hub on Facebook

Gosport

Name Location address Link to website Social media
Gosport Community Pantry Gosport Borough Football Club, Privett Park, Privett Road, Gosport, PO12 3SX Gosport Community Pantry flyer

Hart

Name Location address Link to website Social media
Yateley Community Pantry Yateley Industries, Mill Lane, Yateley, GU46 7TF Hartley Wintney Parish Council website Yateley Community Pantry on Facebook

Havant

Name Location address Link to website Social media
Growing Places Community Pantry Growing Places, Mill Road, Waterlooville, PO7 7DB
Growing Places Community Pantry on Facebook
Hayling Island Community Pantry Hayling Island Library, Elm Grove, Hayling Island, PO11 9EE Hayling Island Community Pantry website
Munch Community Food Pantry Dickinson Centre, Park Community School, Havant, PO9 4DQ Park Community School website

Rushmoor

Name Location address Link to website Social media
The Community Cupboard The Vine Centre, 33 Station Road, Aldershot, GU11 1BA The Vine Centre website

Test Valley

Name Location address Link to website Social media
RCS Community Pantry - Andover The Longmeadow Centre, Cricketers Way, Andover, SP10 5DE RCS Services website
RCS Community Pantry - Romsey No. 7 Dukes Mill, Broadwater Road, Romsey, SO51 8PJ RCS Services website

Winchester

Name Location address Link to website Social media
Carroll Centre Food Pantry Carroll Centre, Somers Close, Stanmore, Winchester, SO22 4EJ The Carroll Centre website
Unit 12 - Community Food Pantry Unit 12, Winnall Valley Road, Winchester, SO23 0LD Unit 12 website
The Wickham Pantry Wickham Community Centre, Mill Lane, Wickham, PO17 5AL Wickham Community Centre website

New Forest FareShare Mobile Larders

Name Location address Link to website Social media
Nedderman Centre - FareShare Mobile Larder Nedderman Centre, Marryat Road, New Milton, BH25 5NY Basics Bank website
Marchwood - FareShare Mobile Larder Marchwood Village Hall, Marchwood, Southampton, SO40 4SX Fareshare mobile food larder on Facebook
New Milton - FareShare Mobile Larder Ashley Family Hub, Ashley Baptist Church, 3 Lower Ashley Road, New Milton, BH25 5AA Basics Bank website
Hythe - FareShare Mobile Larder St Anne's Neighbourhood Centre, Warrys Close, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 3QR

St Anne's Neighbourhood Centre on Facebook

Fareshare mobile food larder on Facebook

Totton - FareShare Mobile Larder Testwood Baptist Church, 283a Salisbury Road, SO40 3LZ Youth and families matter website
Blackfield - FareShare Mobile Larder The Queen Elizabeth II Recreational Grounds, 31 Thornbury Ave, Blackfield, Southampton, SO45 1YQ Fareshare mobile food larder on Facebook
Bransgore - FareShare Mobile Larder St Mary the Virgin Church, Ringwood Road, Bransgore, BH23 8JH New Forset Edge Churches website Fareshare mobile food larder on Facebook
Calshot - FareShare Mobile Larder St Georges Hall, 68 Calshot Close, Calshot, SO45 1BP Fareshare mobile food larder on Facebook
Pennington - FareShare Mobile Larder St Mark’s Community Hall, The Square, Pennington, SO41 8EJ Basics Bank website
Ringwood - FareShare Mobile Larder Ringwood Leisure Centre, Ringwood, BH24 1PX Fareshare mobile food larder on Facebook
Fordingbridge - FareShare Mobile Larder Avonway Community Centre, 36 Shaftesbury Street, Fordingbridge, SP6 1JF Fareshare mobile food larder on Facebook
Shelves and table in Gosport Community Pantry
Gosport community pantry
Shelves and table in Waterlooville Community Pantry
Waterlooville community pantry
Shelves and table in Havant Community Pantry
Havant community pantry