Ringwood Foodbank

If you need help from our foodbank there are a few simple steps to follow.

If you need help during these difficult times please get in touch with one of our agencies to get a referral to your  local foodbank.

If they feel you are struggling to put food on the table, they will issue you with a foodbank voucher.

The local agency can also provide long term support if needed to help address some of the issues behind the reasons for your crisis.

Once you have been issued with a voucher, this will be exchanged  for a minimum of three days of emergency food.  

Vouchers can be obtained for residents of Fordingbridge, Alderholt and surrounding villages at the following locations:

  • Fordingbridge United Reformed Church  01425 473407
  • New life Community Church – The Branch – 07909 711 886 or email office@newlifefordingbridge.com
  • Fordingbridge Surgery –  01425 653430
  • Alderholt Chapel – 01425 655155 or email www.alderholtchapel.org
  • Fordingbridge Information Office  01425 654560 or email information@fordingbridge.gov.uk
  • Trinity United Church   01425 473407
  • Citizen Advice New Forest  0808 278 7860
  • Your child’s school

Once we have received your referral/voucher, your nearest foodbank will attempt to call you to discuss your individual needs and let you know when you can expect to receive your food parcel.

Nearest Distribution Centre – Fordingbridge
United Reformed Church
41 Salisbury Street

Mon12:30 – 14:30
Wed12:30 – 14:30
Fri12:30 – 14:30

Community Fridge

Reducing waste and supporting people in our community

The food is for members of our community who will most benefit. You do not need to be in receipt of a voucher to use our fridge, but we ask that you only take what you need and make sure you leave food for others.

Opening Hours:

  • Tuesdays: 9.30am-3pm. The library is closed but fridge users can gain access to the fridge
  • Wednesdays: 10am-5pm
  • Fridays: 10am-5pm
  • Saturdays: 10am-1pm

FareShare Larder

FareShare Southern Central Website

The Larder is a membership scheme aimed at helping people make their money go further by reducing food shopping bills

For a set weekly membership fee the local community can have access to a variety of tinned products as well as fresh fruit and vegetables and chilled items.

Please email FSSouthernCentral@fareshare.org.uk for more information and to request a membership form

Cost of Living Support

Find out what support is available to help with the cost of living. This includes income and disability benefits, bills and allowances, childcare, housing and travel.