Dorchester Food Bank
Dorchester’s Foodbank was set up more than 12 years ago to help those living in the DT1 and DT2 postcode areas who are struggling financially and who are unable to feed themselves or their family. Each of our food parcels contains enough non-perishable tinned and dried food to provide sufficient nutrition for individuals and families for at least three days of healthy, balanced meals. A wide range of personal hygiene and household products are also available.
Foodbank works closely with professionals such as social workers, health visitors, schools and Citizens Advice so that anyone in crisis, who has no food or money to buy food, can be issued with a Foodbank voucher. This can then be exchanged for a food parcel (see “How can I receive a food parcel” for more information).
Foodbank is run from the Dorford Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RR (opposite the Top O' Town car park) on the times shown below.
Dorchester Foodbank operates an online referral system and a new referral is required for each food parcel.
How can I receive a food parcel?
Dorchester’s Foodbank is for people in financial crisis. However, in these uncertain times, we recognise that many more people may need help to provide food for themselves and their families. If you need support, please ask for help and advice.
A referral to Foodbank can be obtained from health visitors, social workers, schools, church leaders and other community organisations. The main voucher holder is Citizens Advice, 1 Acland Road, Dorchester, DT1 1JW Tel: 0800 144 88 48 www.centraldorsetca.org.uk
Please follow the signs directing you where to collect parcels.
Dorchester Foodbank is here to help anyone who needs support at this time.
Together, we can get through this crisis – please remember that you’re not alone.