Eastleigh Basics Bank was set-up by the churches of Eastleigh to support those who are experiencing financial difficulty and need short term support through the provision of food.
Support comes with a mix of tins, packets and boxed food as well as fresh produce when we have it available. We ask clients at the time about any special dietary requirements and try to meet those needs as far as our limited stock allows us to.
The bulk of our food is donated by the generous people of Eastleigh and the surrounding area as well as a coupple of local supermarkets. Everyone who serves as part of the Eastleigh Basics Bank team is a volunteer and they are on hand to offer a cup of tea and a chat to those who want it while their food parcels are being prepared.
If you are in need of support and a week's supply of food will help, you will need to get yourself referred to us. There are many local agencies that can if appropriate issue you with a e-voucher to get some food. Choosing the best agency to go to depends on your situation. A helpful list of links in the section below, simply click on a logo to visit their website.
Once you have been refered we will call to arrange when you can collect your food from the Eastleigh Basics Bank shop. There you recieve enough food and essentials to last up to 7 days for the number of individuals stated on the refferal. While you wait for your food to be sorted you can sit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee served by our friendly volunteers.
If you have any questions please do get in touch and we will be happy to guide you as best we can, we understand it takes courage to ask for help.
Below are just some of the organisations that can refer you to us for support.
Last updated on 4th January 2024
The soaring cost of fuel and food over the past year or so has meant that many local residents faced a very tough time. With belts being tightened and the number of those in need on the rise, we provided food for 7,771 people in 2023 - a 30% increase in the demand for our services compared to 2022.
People and organisations in Eastleigh have been incredibly generous and we continue to receive donations of both food and money to keep our shelves well stocked. Many thanks to the individuals, churches, companies, associations and schools who enable us to keep our service going.