Food Banks & Assistance
Cost of living support and information in Portsmouth
What with energy bills rising and the cost of living spiralling out of control, the ECASS Team have compiled a handy list of places that people in need or who are finding things hard can attend to get support with food…..
……These being either food banks or places people can get a hot meal. Or larders where people can shop cheaply.
Food banks provide around 3 days food for your whole household if you can’t afford to buy food. Some food banks need a referral, and some can help you without being referred.
If you need a referral, your support worker or school may be able to refer you, but if not, you can contact us at the ECASS team and we will help you to sort a referral out.
List and links of help available
Prepared food and free hot meals for people in need
Anyone who needs a hot meal are welcome to visit any of the services that we have listed below. No referral needed is required for these.
|Sunday, 5.30-7pm||St. Simon’s Church, Waverley Road, PO5 2PW||Sit-down meal, hot drinks, cakes, small food parcel. Arrive by 6pm|
|Sunday, 12-1pm||St. Swithun’s, Waverley Road, PO5 2PL (entrance via car park)||Takeaway lunch and hot drink|
|Monday, 5.30-6.30pm||Harbour Chuch at All Saints Church, 334 Commercial Road, PO1 4BT||Sit-down meal or takeaway|
|Tuesday, 10.30am-1pm (arrive by 11am)||InSight, Discovery Centre @ St John’s Cathedral, entrance via the car park, Bishop Crispian Way, PO1 3QA||Community group with two course hot meal|
|Wednesday, 9am||LifeHouse, Harold Road, PO4 0JW (just off Albert Road)||Hot breakfast (eat in)|
|Wednesday, 6pm||FoodCycle, John Pounds Centre, 23 Queen Street, PO1 3HN||Sit-down meal – tasty food and good company|
|Wednesday, 6.30-8pm||Buckland soup kitchen, 174 Kingston Road, PO2 7LP (Queens Road entrance)||Takeaway hot food and sandwiches|
|Thursday, 6pm||LifeHouse, Harold Road, PO4 0JW (just off Albert Road)||Hot dinner (eat in)|
|Friday, 8-10pm||Friday Fridge @ St Jude’s Church, Kent Road, PO5 3EL (by Palmerston Road precinct)||Hot sandwiches and hot drink (eat in)|
If you need a referral, your support worker or childs school may be able to refer you, but if not, you can contact us here at ECASS by clicking here, you can also contact your local housing office if you are a Portsmouth City Council city tenant.
|Monday 11am-1pm||Kings Church Hall, Fraser Road, PO5 4QA||Food bank voucher or e-referral required3-day food parcel|
|Tuesday 1-3pm||Haven Community Centre, Lake Road, PO1 4HA||No voucher needed for first 3 visits3-day food parcel|
|Wednesday 10-11am||St. Margaret’s Community Church, Highland Road, PO4 9DD||No voucher needed2-day food parcel|
|Wednesday 11am-1pm||Kings Church Hall, Fraser Road, PO5 4QA||Food bank voucher or e-referral required3-day food parcel|
|Thursday 10.30am-12.30pm||Family Church Caring Hands, Empower Centre, 83-87 Kingston Road, PO2 7DX||Caring Hands food bank voucher or email referral required3-day food parcelHome delivery|
|Thursday 11am- 12pm||Harbour Church, St. George’s Square, PO1 3AT||Food bank voucher or e-referral required3-day food parcel|
|Thursday 12-2pm||Paulsgrove Baptist Church, Woofferton Road, PO6 4DW||Food bank voucher required3-day food parcel|
|Friday 10am-12pm||Haven Community Centre, Lake Road, PO1 4HA||No voucher required for first 3 visits3-day food parcel|
|Friday 10-11am||St. Margaret’s Community Church, Highland Road, PO4 9DD||No voucher needed2-day food parcel|
|Friday 11am-1pm||Kings Church Hall, Fraser Road, PO5 4QA||Food bank voucher or e-referral required3-day food parcel|