November 2013

Harvest Thanks


Yet again we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of so many people. To date we have received harvest donations from 20 schools, 32 churches and 5 other organisations. All is ‘safely gathered in’ and our store cupboards are looking healthy once more, which is a great relief. UHT milk runs out very quickly though – so cartons of full-fat and semi-skimmed UHT milk would be very welcome.


New Website


We are thrilled with our new website and hope that you like it too. Thanks go to Mark Irving of Finch Studios who helped us greatly with the design and build; and also to Hannah Bennett who created the lovely film for us.

Tesco/FareShare National Food Collection


This event will take place on 29 and 30 November and 1 December and we are delighted  that all the goods donated at the Tesco Extra store in Winnall will come directly to Winchester Basics Bank. We will need a small army of volunteers to greet the shoppers with a smile and hand out shopping lists to encourage them to contribute. If you feel that you could spare a couple of hours on any of the above dates please do get in touch via email with your preferred day and time. We hope to hear from you soon!

Christmas Preparations

Christmas sparkle

Could you help us to add a little sparkle to our food parcels in the run up to Christmas? We would like to be able to offer our clients some of the following items as a treat for the festive season: boxes of chocolates, tins of Christmas biscuits, chocolate tree decorations, small selection packs, men’s and women’s gift packs of toiletries. Donations, by the end of November if possible, can be left at either of  our distribution points during opening hours, in our trolleys at either of the local Sainsbury’s stores, or at MP Steve Brine’s office at 9 Stockbridge Road, Winchester. Thank you!