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Find local information about food banks, pantries, and other places offering free or low cost food, toiletries, clothing, furniture and more.

Gosport Community Pantry 

Customers pay £5 per visit and receive a minimum of £15 worth of food including fresh and frozen items, toiletries and household items. Also offers recipe bags and/or other cost saving items and information about other types of support on offer.

Based at Gosport Borough Football Club in Privett Road, Gosport, the Pantry is open Wednesday 10am- 2pm and Friday 9am- 1pm.

Fareham & Gosport Basics Bank

The Friends of the Homeless operate the Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank which provides practical help to anyone going through a short crisis or in need of emergency support by providing food and toiletries. This includes anyone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. 

You must have a referral to collect from a Basics Bank. There are over 100 referring agencies locally, among them: 

  • Citizens Advice in both Gosport and Fareham
  • Gosport Borough Council Housing Service
  • Hampshire Social Services
  • Health Visitors
  • Doctors Surgeries
  • Schools Outreach workers
  • Probation Service and other services

Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 1-3pm

Fareham - Aspect House, Westbury Road, Fareham, Hants PO16 7XU, 01329 822204

Gosport- Unit 1, The Old Railway, Spring Garden Lane, Gosport, Hants PO12 1FQ, 07826 305900

You can call us (please leave a message if there is no reply and we will get back to you as soon as we can), 

Caring Hands Food Bank

Supports individuals and families with food & toiletry hampers and signposting them to other agencies/projects who can help improve their current situation (professional referral required).

Caring Hands Kids

Supports families with children living in crisis by providing clothing, shoes, education essentials and toys (professional referral required)

0300 302 0090

The Store Cupboard

The Jacob's Well Store Cupboard is open most days (closed on Wednesday). The Store Cupboard is more than just food and they try to keep a store of other products to hand. If you're in need of something, please ask a member of staff. No referral required.

Based at Jacob's Well Care Centre, Unit 1 Toronto Place, Gosport, PO12 4UZ.

02392 583 050

School Uniform Project

The Jacob's Well School Uniform Project understands that providing school uniforms for your children can be very expensive as children grow out of them quickly or they need replacing due to wear and tear. School uniform requirements can also limit choice for finding more budget- friendly alternatives.

The Project accepts donations of any unwanted or outgrown school uniform items for schools in Gosport, Stubbington and Fareham, both junior and senior schools, and  parents can drop into the Project to  look over the current supply and choose  uniform items they need for their children. There is no referral necessary and no registration details are taken. Supply may be limited to one uniform per child if current demand is high.

Open Monday-Friday 9am -5pm; Saturdays 9am- 4pm

02392 583050

Trash Cafe Gosport

The Trash Cafe aims to save good food from going to waste. You can come along to shop and you decide the value of the food by paying in time, cash, skills or item donations.

Pay As You Feel Gosport Shop - 49a Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1LS is open for shopping, Monday, Tuesday,Thursday and Friday - 10am-12pm; Wednesday 5-7pm; Saturday 10:30am-1pm; Sunday currently closed for maintenance.  Food hampers can also be ordered online for collection or delivery.

Trash Cafe Gosport

023 9217 4340

Meals on Wheels

This service from Hampshire County Council is available to anyone over 55, subject to some criteria. Referrals can be made online or by calling their number to discuss eligibility.

Meals on Wheels

0300 5551386

Furniture Project

The Furniture Project at Jacob's Well Care Centre offers a large warehouse of good quality pre-owned furniture at very affordable prices. Its aim is to ensure that everyone, no matter how small their budget, can furnish their home to a high standard, creating a better personal space to live in.  The centre will collect items that are no longer wanted or needed, fix them up and sell them to fund community projects. In addition to furniture, it has a range of electrical appliances, bedding and other household items.

Based at Jacob's Well Care Centre, Unit 1 Toronto Place, Gosport, PO12 4UZ.

02392 583 050

Acts of Kindness Community-Solent

The charity helps those in the community that need support such as food parcels, clothes, basic furniture and more. If you need a food parcel, call them on 02393 812868. If you need other household goods, please talk to your agency worker who can complete a referral form on your behalf.

Acts of Kindness 

02393 812868


Re-uses, recycles and upcycles household items and supplies furniture and other household goods to people on low incomes.  Provides a donation-based van removal service.  Based at Bridgemary Methodist Church, Prideaux-Brune Avenue, Bridgemary PO13 0PP.


07387 364240

St Faith's Church Hall

Provides  a warm space every 3rd Wednesday from 3-5pm at a cost of £1 per family or individualand offers:

  • soup and a roll
  • refreshments
  • bag of food from a food bank
  • bag of childrens clothes
  • crafts for children

Next open dates are: 18 January, 15 February, 15 March and 19 April

Tribe Road, Gosport, PO12 3NS

02392 580551


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