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

Caritas Insight

Caritas Portsmouth is part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth
What we do
Caritas works as the diocese outreach organisation… we are not the only part of the Diocese undertaking outreach work, as many parishes and teams also are involved in outreach…

However, Caritas is solely concerned with outreach, with bringing the Bishop’s vision of “bringing people to Jesus through his church” to life by being outward looking servants.

All that Caritas does is based on Catholic Social Teaching.

02392 825430

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
020 7394 2468

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.

Tuesdays: 11am-12pm

All Saints Church, 334 Commercial Rd, PO1 4BT

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.

Safe Harbour (community meal) - a two-course sit-down meal and hot drinks every Monday 5.30pm-6.30pm @ All Saints church. Free to anyone who needs a hot meal. Takeaway also available

Saturday Breakfast - Breakfast rolls and hot drinks served every Saturday from 10am @ All Saints church. Free to anyone needing a warm breakfast.

334 Commercial Rd
United Kingdom

Paulsgrove Bathroom Bank

Paulsgrove Bathroom Bank provides essential bathroom items; everything from shampoo to sanitary products, all donated by local people.

It’s based at St Michael and All Angels Church. Open every Friday and Saturday morning from 9am to 12pm.

Everyone welcome. No booking, referral or voucher necessary.

023 9238 7339

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, household items, 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 Foodbank

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