HIVE Directory: Food Banks

Buckland Soup Kitchen, Buckland United Reform Church

The Soup Kitchen is opened every Wednesday from 6:30pm. It is well known among the homeless people, and agencies working with the homeless people in the city of Portsmouth. The Soup Kitchen attracts other people who are not homeless but just need to socialize, talk and share meal with others. We serve cooked meals, hot drinks, fruits etc.

174 Kingston Road
United Kingdom
02392 818528

Caritas Insight

The insight volunteer provides hot food and a packed lunch twice a week from St John's cathedral on Tuesdays and Saturdays .
An average of 35 people each day are catered for.
They also provide emergency clothes , toiletries and basic food provisions for those in need and provide 16 families from the Catholic churches with weekly food parcels
(St Swituans , St Johns and St Edmonds )
They work with the foodnet and this has been great for sharing provisions around the city as well as the Hive for extra support and guidance .
This provision will continue until the Insight group can safely start up again hopefully in June or July 2021

Fare Share Southern Central

FareShare Southern Central provides good quality food to charities and community organisations in Hampshire.  They work closely with the food and drink industry to ensure that no good food goes to waste.

Brunel Road, Nutwood Way
Calmore Industrial Estate
United Kingdom
SO40 3WX
02382 358585

Free My Meal Portsmouth

This group intends to connect free meals with recipients. We take no responsibility for what is cooked and what is provided. Our aim is simply to connect a meal with hungry humans that may not be able to afford a cooked meal at the present time.

Friday Fridge

Friday Fridge provides hot food and some practical support for those in need. It is a safe place to relax, chat, pray and get guidance.

We're open to all and free of charge so do drop in or find out more at

Kent Road
United Kingdom
02392 777000

Harbour Church Portsea Food Bank

Our Food Bank runs in the hope of eradicating food poverty; wanting no one in the city to be going hungry. The team understand that there can be a “shame stigma” attached to using a Food Bank and aim to make people feel as comfortable as possible, showing love, restoring dignity, and encouraging those who enter through our doors. This has spurred us to partner with Kings Church, Portsmouth and The Trussell Trust to launch The Food Bank at our Gunwharf location.

Thursdays: 11am-12pm

St George's Church, Portsea, PO1 3AT.

PLEASE NOTE: Many Food Banks require referrals. If you need to be referred to a foodbank, talk to your support worker (such as a health visitor or social worker)

Food Bank parcels will be available to collect for all those with Trussell Trust food bank vouchers.

St George's Church
United Kingdom

Meal Delivery Service - The Duke of Buckingham

We continue to offer our community hot lunch delivery service to the elderly, vulnerable, self-Isolating and shielding. Since 23rd March 2020 we have delivered over ​46,000 meals to the ​elderly, vulnerable, self-Isolating and shielding.

We offer a 7 day, 4 week rolling menu. The meal for each day consists of a main meal, or vegetarian option, and a dessert.
You can order:

1 day/meal for £6.00
7 days/meals for £33.00

To order please call 023 9229 4491

023 9229 4491

Paulsgrove Foodbank

The Foodbanks are non-judgemental and inclusive, providing assistance to people of all backgrounds and all faiths or none who are found to be in genuine need. All the food that is distributed by the Foodbank has been donated by people within the community and by various local churches and sorted by volunteers.

1 Woofferton Road
United Kingdom
02392 385047

Portsmouth Family Welfare Association

The Portsmouth Welfare Association provides assistance to homeless people and those in need. Our aim is to reach young couples, single mums with children by supplying clothing, furnishings, bedding, nursery items and food and to help combat poverty endured by people, who may be disadvantaged by homelessness, low wages and/or unemployment, to relieve poverty in the City of Portsmouth and provide a contact point of last resort for those in need.

Carnegie Library
Fratton Road
United Kingdom
023 9281 1407

Portsmouth Food Bank

Portsmouth Foodbank provides parcels of non-perishable food, guided by The Trussell Trust, who has worked with nutritionists to ensure food parcels contains sufficient nutrition for at least three days worth of healthy, balanced meals for individuals and families.

PLEASE NOTE: Many Food Banks require referrals. If you need to be referred to a foodbank, talk to your support worker (such as a health visitor or social worker)

The Portsmouth Foodbank enables people to access non-perishable food with foodbank vouchers.

Somers Road
United Kingdom
02392 987976