I need help

I am struggling to feed myself and my family…

Dorchester's Foodbank has been set up to provide in-date, non-perishable, basic food to those struggling financially and unable to feed themselves or their family.

Who can get food from Dorchester’s Foodbank?

Anyone in crisis, who has no food or money to buy food, as long as they are given a voucher by a recognised voucher holder who can corroborate the need is real.

Where can I get a Foodbank voucher?

Church leaders, social workers, health visitors and other community organisations are issued with vouchers to enable people to collect parcels from Dorchester’s Foodbank.

Two of our referrers are:

Citizen’s Advice
1 Acland Road
Dorchester, DT1 1JW
Tel: 0845 231 0400

First Dorset Credit Union
40 High East Street
Town Centre
Dorchester, DT1 1HN
Tel: 01305 268444

Where do I collect the food parcels from?

The food is distributed from Dorchester Baptist Church, the Dorford Centre, Bridport Road (opposite the Top o’ Town car park).

When can I collect food from Dorchester's Foodbank?

Monday           12 midday – 2pm
Wednesday    10.30am – 12.30pm
Friday              10.30am – 12.30pm
(Please note, it is not open on public holidays.)

What sort of food does Dorchester’s Foodbank provide?

It provides in-date, dried foods, cartons, packets and tinned food.

How much food is in a ‘parcel’?

The parcels are made up according to the number of people in the household, and contain enough to feed them for at least three days.

What if I’m homeless, can I access Dorchester’s Foodbank?

If you are homeless we suggest that you go to the Hub, which is a separate charity set up in Dorchester specifically for the homeless and rough sleepers.  Because the food provided by the Foodbank is either dried or tinned, it needs to be cooked before being eaten, and so you would need access to cooking facilities.