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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 every Friday 9:30am-12:30pm and 1:30-4:30pm.

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 in Fareham 12:30-2:30pm and in Gosport 11am-2pm.

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), 

FareShare Mobile Larder- Bridgemary

Bridgemary Library Car Park- from Saturday, 22 April, 9:30-10:30am

This is a membership scheme aimed at helping people make their money go further by reducing food shopping bills. Each household must complete an application form and show proof of ID and address. Application forms can be obtained through the website  email. Completed forms can be emailed back or turned in on site. Members are required to attend the larder on a weekly basis and pay their membership fee.

FareShare- Getting Food

For more information and an application form, contact

Community Food Support 

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).

Community Family Essentials 

Supports families with children living in crisis by providing clothing, shoes, education essentials and toys (professional referral required). Based at the Empower Centre Gosport, 2a Layton Road, Bridgemary,PO13 0JQ,   located up a narrow driveway on the edge of Layton Road, lok for banners on the wall.

Our drop in cafe for referred families runs between 11:00 am - 12:30 pm each Thursday. During this time families come to collect their support hampers and also stop for a free drink/snack and have a catch up. .

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 10:30am- 12L30pm.  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 have experienced an out of the ordinary crisis then call 02393 812 868 and they will endeavour to offer help or advice and point you in the right direction.

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 individual and offers:

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

Next open dates are: 19th July 2023, 16th August 2023

Tribe Road, Gosport, PO12 3NS

02392 580551


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