Dorchester Food Share
Our Food Share Project has been running since 2017 and currently distributes 60-80 parcels a week in Dorchester and the surrounding villages. These are mostly donated by local supermarkets (currently Co-op, Tesco & Waitrose) the “Fresh Food Bank” and The Watercress Company and local allotments. We aim to support each family or household referred to us for up to 3 months; our referrals come from key workers, health care professionals and registered charities working with families and those in need.
Who can apply for a “Food Share” Parcel?
Anyone who is living in Dorchester or nearby (DT1 & DT2) and experiencing financial hardship can apply for a Food Share Parcel. We are particularly keen to assist families finding it difficult to provide food for their children.
How do I apply for a “Food Share” Parcel?
We accept referrals from keyworkers, health care professionals, community groups and agencies including Citizens Advice. Alternatively, please download, complete & return the application form (Link at the bottom of the page).
How often and for how long will I receive “Food Share” Parcels?
We will aim to deliver regular parcels for up to 12 weeks. Deliveries can be weekly or fortnightly & are subject to availability. Further deliveries would require a professional referral.
We are pleased to be able to work with FareShare to help reduce food waste by distributing fresh food to local people – food that would otherwise have been thrown away.