Community pantries – Hampshire

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Community pantries offer access by membership to a range of food products, for a small weekly contribution you will receive food to a significantly higher value. Pantries organise activities, provide wraparound support services and opportunities for social interaction for all of their members. They all offer a friendly and safe space for all their users, creating an environment that encourages a feeling of inclusion and belonging.

There are now 25 community pantries – one of which is a travelling pantry and another being an eco-market, that have been set up across Hampshire providing access to discounted food. In addition, there are 10 locations 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.

Who can use a community pantry?

Anyone can access their local community pantry - all it takes is to sign up as a member, which then allows you to use the community pantry once a week. Community pantries aim to support those in financial hardship, food vulnerability and in need of community support but there are no criteria that must be met and there is no referral system. The membership process is managed through the pantry directly, please contact or visit your local pantry to become a member.

For further information, contact [email protected]

List of community pantries

The following pantries are part of the Hampshire Community Pantry Network. Other options may also be available in your area – see Connect to Support Hampshire for information, selecting the ‘Help with food’ option. This link also includes details of food bank services in Hampshire.

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 Food Pantry - Westside Community Association  
Ridgeway Community Pantry Ridgeway Community Centre, Blackdowns Close, Basingstoke, RG22 5BW Food Pantry - Westside Community Association  

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 101 Leigh Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9DR RCS Services website
Pilands Wood Community Pantry Pilands Wood Community Centre, Chamberlayne Road, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 8DT   Pilands Wood on Facebook

Fareham

Name Location address Link to website Social media
Growing Places Community Pantry Growing Places, Oak Meadow Children's Centre, Tewkesbury Avenue, Fareham, PO15 6LL   Growing Places Community Pantry
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
FareShare mobile larder Bridgemary Library, 74 Brewers Lane, Gosport, PO13 0LA    
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
Hart Foodbank Fleet Community Pantry c/o Fleet Baptist Church, 115 Clarence Road, Fleet GU51 3RS Hart Foodbank | Helping Local People in Crisis Hart Foodbank (@HartFoodbank) / X (twitter.com)
Yateley Community Pantry Yateley Industries, Mill Lane, Yateley, GU46 7TF   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
Kerith Community Church 6 Invincible Road, Farnborough, GU14 7QU Kerith Church 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
Unity Travelling Pantry Visiting:

Stockbridge Primary School, Old London Road, SO20 6EJ

King's Somborne Village Hall, Romsey Road, SO20 6PP

Lockerley Memorial Hall, Butts Green, Lockerley, SO51 0JG

 

Travelling Pantry - Unity Unity Online on Facebook

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
New Milton - FareShare Mobile Larder Ashley Family Hub, Ashley Baptist Church, 3 Lower Ashley Road, New Milton, BH25 5AA Basics Bank website
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 Forest 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

Other support

For more information regarding other support for your household, see these links:

Household Support Fund
Support with gas, electric and water bills
Food vouchers and housing costs – Hampshire
Support from education and early years settings
Information and advice

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