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New Forest Basics Bank - Food Bank

Offering services to:
  • Young people 16-18
  • Families

The New Forest Basics Bank (NFBB) is an independent Food Bank based out of Lymington. We provide food parcels and poverty alleviation for households in crisis in the southern New Forest. Over 250 volunteers work tirelessly to support our local community. We are 100% reliant on the goodwill and donations of our community. We do not employ any paid staff so we keep our overheads to an absolute minimum and maximise our impact where it is needed most.

Get a Food Parcel

Our food parcels consist of a mixture of store cupboard and fresh food as well as toiletries and other household essentials. They can be tailored to special requirements within reason and all requested items are subject to availability. 

To receive a food parcel, clients must get a referral. 

Referrals can be arranged by contacting more than 90 organisations including the ones below:

  • Citizen's Advice

  • Christians Against Poverty

  • New Forest District Council

  • Hampshire County Council

  • Social Workers

  • Health Workers

  • Doctors’ surgeries

  • Refuges

  • Churches

  • Schools

If you are having trouble working out which organisation to approach or how to do it, please phone or email us and we will do our best to help you.

The organisation referring you will contact us directly and we will prepare a food parcel to last you and your household for a week. Our food parcels consist of a mixture of store cupboard and fresh food as well as toiletries and other household essentials.

If you have special dietary needs please let the person referring you know and ask them to pass that information on to us.  We will try to tailor your parcel accordingly.

Food parcels are normally prepared on the same day as the referral is received, if it is a weekday, but our last delivery goes out at 2.30 pm so if a referral for a delivered parcel is received after that time it will go out on the next weekday.

Food parcels can be delivered or collected in person from the food bank in Lymington.  Just let the person referring you know whether you prefer collection or delivery and they will tell us when they refer you.

Deliveries are made in unmarked vehicles. Please note that the food parcel consists of several carrier bags and will be quite heavy.

Join the Larder Scheme

FareShare’s Larder Is A Community Larder Run By Volunteers For The Benefit Of The Local Community.

Sign-up for this membership scheme and make your money go further by reducing food shopping bills! The value of the “bag” is worth considerably more than the subscription and Food Larders offer choice from a variety of products, including fresh/frozen foods.

Our New Forest Basics Bank volunteers help run four weekly larders in our community. They are run in the car parks at:

NEW MILTON – EVERY TUESDAY: 9.30 – 10.30 am
Ashley Family Hub, Ashley Baptist Church, 3 Lower Ashley Road, New Milton, BH25 5AA
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NEW MILTON – EVERY WEDNESDAY:   9.30 – 11.00 am
Nedderman Centre, Marryat Road, New Milton, BH25 5NY
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PENNINGTON – EVERY THURSDAY:   1.00 – 2.30pm
St Mark’s Community Hall, The Square, Pennington, SO41 8EJ
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BRANSGORE – EVERY FRIDAY:  9.30 – 10.30 am
Bransgore Church of England Primary School, Ringwood Road, Bransgore, BH23 8JH
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If you wish to join and become a member of the Larder scheme, just turn up on the day (with your photo ID) and the volunteers there will be very happy to take you through the registration process. You can also get referred through a recognised referral agent such as the Council, Job Centre, Citizen’s Advice, and others.

 

 

 

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
New Forest Basics Bank
Contact Position
Office
Telephone
01590 610008 01590 610008
E-mail
admin@basicsbank.org.uk
Website
https://www.basicsbank.org.uk/
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Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/NewForestBasicsBank

Where to go

Name
New Forest Basics Bank
Address
Cannon Street East Car Park
Lymington
Hampshire
Postcode

SO41 9BR

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Notes

The area we cover is the southern New Forest which includes Lymington, Pennington, East Boldre, Boldre, Brockenhurst, Sway, Beaulieu, Burley, Milford-on-Sea, Everton, Bransgore, New Milton, Ashley and Barton-on-Sea.

Availability

Referral required
Offering services to:
  • Young people 16-18
  • Families

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Last Updated: 12 April 2023

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