Winchester Basics Bank provides emergency food and clothes to individuals and families in need and aims to make appropriate resources available to the maximum number of people at their point of greatest need.

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Speach marks “This service is a lifesaver. I don’t have any other help and don’t know what I would have done without your help.  Thank you so much.”

How we help

Winchester Basics Bank is a Christian project supported by local churches, caring organisations and Winchester City Council. We provide individuals and families in need with emergency food parcels of enough tinned and dried food for 5 days and good quality second hand clothes (men’s and women’s).

How you can help

Basics Bank Food ItemsWinchester Basics Bank relies on the generosity of its supporters to go on helping those in need of food and clothing. You can support us in the following ways…

Statistics for period Jan – Dec 2015

days of food provided (including our holiday lunch scheme)

clients used our service

local families helped

people received clothes

Donate Food

We are currently in need of shampoo, deodorant, milk (UHT and Powdered) tinned meat, (e.g. Stewed Steak, Minced Beef and Onions, Chicken in mushroom sauce). Please also consult with our full list for other ideas. Thank you for your support.

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Give financially

You can contribute in several ways:

  • A one-off donation
  • A gift-aided monthly sum
  • Making us a beneficiary of your will

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Donate Clothes

We are unable to take any further winter clothing. If you have any spring/summer items we would be glad to have them from April onwards.


We always need volunteers to sort donations of food and clothes, make food parcels and welcome clients.

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2 New Volunteering Opportunities

 - Minutes Secretary to the Board of Trustees Winchester Basics Bank is looking to appoint a volunteer to act as Minutes Secretary to the Board of Trustees. ?This would involve arranging board meetings, taking and distributing minutes, and supporting the Company Secretary – Food Collection Volunteer We are also looking for people to join our […]

Newsletter – April 2016

Newsletter April 2016   AGM 2016 Our AGM was held at St Peter’s Pastoral Centre on Wednesday 23rd March. Our Annual Report indicated that there has been a very slight drop in client numbers. However we have seen an increase in the number of children supported through the School Holiday Lunch scheme, so overall numbers […]

Find us

Volunteers serving21a Penton Place,
Milland Road,
SO23 0PZ

Opening times
Tuesdays – 10am-3pm
Fridays – 10am-3pm

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Also located at:

Food shelves in Winchester Basics BankSt Barnabas Church,
Fromond Road,
SO22 6DS

Opening times
Thursdays – 10am-1pm


Hope Church Winchester
Middle Brook Centre
Middle Brook Street
SO23 8DQ

Opening times

Mondays 10am – 12:30pm

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