Demand up more than 60%

You’ve probably seen in recent news stories that demand for Foodbank help in the UK is at an all-time high – and rising. Gillingham Foodbank is no exception with demand currently up by over 60% – that’s 243 additional food parcels provided to an additional 533 people since April this year, compared with the same […]

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Who can use the foodbank?

Who can use the Foodbank? If you’re finding your income (benefits, salary, pension) doesn’t meet your essential living costs, for whatever reason, then you’re more than likely someone we’d love to help with a food parcel. It doesn’t matter if, in normal circumstances, you enjoy a good standard of living – if you’re now struggling […]

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What areas do we serve?

We are often asked, “Which areas besides Gillingham do you serve?” We’re known as Gillingham Foodbank only because that is where we’re based, but we also cover the Blackmore Vale and surrounding areas, including Shaftesbury, Mere, Wincanton, Templecombe, Stalbridge and Henstridge, Marnhull, Sturminster Newton, Bourton, Zeals and Kilmington. This isn’t and exhaustive list, so don’t […]

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