EASTLEIGH BASICS BANK

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 hold our vouchers and can if appropriate issue you with a 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 given one of our food vouchers you can bring it in to the Eastleigh Basics Bank shop on any Tuesday or Thursday between 10am and 3pm. There you can exchange it for up to 5 days of food for the number of individuals stated on the form. 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 contact us 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 hold our vouchers. Click on the link to go to their website.

LATEST NEWS...

Last updated 27th June 2019

1,102 people fed this year - 663 adults and 439 children

1,701 people fed during all 2018...

17,264 people fed since we first opened in 2011

STOCK UPDATE

Last updated 20th July 2019

We really appreciate any donations, especially of the following items.  Items in most urgent need are highlighted in bold:

  • Squash
  • Long-life fruit juice 
  • Instant noodles / pasta
  • Tinned rice pudding
  • Tinned custard
  • Desserts (sponge puddings, jelly etc)
  • Biscuits
  • Porridge
  • Rice (long grain or microwave)
  • Drinking chocolate
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Nappies (size 5 and up)
  • Dog food
  • Cat food
  • Pasta
  • Long Life Milk
  • Coffee
  • Disposable razors

While we are always grateful for any food given to us, we do have plenty of stock of some products to last us for the next few months, specifically: baked beans, cereal, jams and spreads, tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit, soup, kidney beans, sugar and tinned spaghetti.  We also have plenty of feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes and toothpaste. 

Stock donations can be made at:

  • The Basics Bank shop in Wells Place, Eastleigh (Tuesday & Thursday 10am - 3pm)
  • Tesco (Swan Centre, Eastleigh)
  • Sainsbury (Market Street, Eastleigh)
  • Waitrose (Oakmount Road, Chandler's Ford)
  • Goadsby Estate Agent (Eastleigh and Chandler's Ford branches)
  • Most churches in and around Eastleigh

Thank you!

 

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