Swanage Foodbank

Food banks are run by the community for the community. A food bank is a place where donated food is distributed to those in need or an emergency. Many people in Dorset have been hit by the economic downturn. Local people are experiencing a crisis that is not their fault such as changes in benefit, debt problems, divorce, sickness, bereavement, redundancy, rising food and fuel prices, low wages, all leading to a rise in people turning to a food bank.


Venue address
Salvation Army Hall Lower Hall Kings Road East
BH19 1ER


Opening times
Mon: 12:00-14:00
Wed: 12:00-14:00
Fri: 12:00-14:00

Service Details

Additional Information
You must be referred by a professional listed below (this list is not exhaustive but a general guide and not applicable in every area) before you can go to a food bank as they can assess your circumstances to see if you qualify and start to work with you to address the source of your financial problems or signpost you to an approved agency. During Covid-19, special emergency measures are in place when it is not possible to obtain our vouchers from the rerral agencies - please call for further information. You can all us any wednesday from 9am to 5pm.
Referral information

Clients are referred with voucher by local agencies, including Citizen's Advice, health professionals, social services.

Related Links
Swanage Foodbank facebook page
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Address: Salvation Army Hall Lower Hall  Kings Road East  Swanage  Dorset