Food Banks and Vouchers
Information on Food Banks and Vouchers in Portsmouth
Currently, we are in the middle of a National lockdown. This has caused much uncertainty and change for so many of us, especially regarding jobs and financial stability.
This can have the knock-on effect of difficulty with shopping for food. If you find yourself in the situation, please follow the advice below.
Foodbanks in Portsmouth
There are 7 foodbanks in Portsmouth; 4 are part of the Trussell Trust group, 3 are independent.
Foodbank locations and opening times are on the council's website. Scroll down the page to find the foodbank information. This page has many pointers on the support that you might be able to access as well.
Trussell Trust and Family Church foodbanks require a voucher.
Please contact Mrs Cantini, Miss Broad or Miss Baldwin on [email protected] if you require a voucher. Please leave your name, e-mail and phone number. Someone from the Inclusion team will get back to you to complete the referral process.
Salvation Army Haven can provide up to 3 food parcels without a voucher. Their standard foodbank opening times are Tuesday and Friday, but other services are delivered from the Haven Community Centre Monday to Friday, so in an urgent situation they can provide a food parcel on any weekday - ring the Haven on 023 9229 3793.
HIVE Portsmouth can support people who are having to self-isolate, are unable to access online shopping or any other support and have no one else who can assist them. Anyone in that situation should ring the helpline on 023 9261 6709.