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  2019

1,716 people fed this year - 1000 adults and 716 children

1,701 people fed during all 2018...

17,878 people fed since we first opened in 2011

STOCK UPDATE

Last updated 17th October 2019

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

  • Meat Meals (e.g. tinned curry, chili con carne, spaghetti bolognese, stew, ravioli, beans & sausages, meatballs, Fray Bentos pies etc)
  • Cook-in-sauces
  • Long-life milk
  • Tinned rice pudding
  • Tinned custard
  • Squash
  • Long-life fruit juice 
  • Desserts (sponge puddings, jelly etc)
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Nappies (size 5+ and up)
  • Instant noodles (Pot Noodles, Super Noodles etc)
  • Instant pasta sauce
  • Dried spaghetti
  • Long grain rice (incl. microwave and boil-in-the-bag)
  • Porridge
  • Biscuits - sweet and savoury 
  • Coffee
  • Toilet rolls
  • Disposable razors
  • Dog food
  • Cat food

While we are always grateful for any food given to us, we do have plenty of stock of some products to last us for a few months, specifically: baked beans, jams and spreads, tinned vegetables, tinned fruit,, 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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