There are a number of places in Aldershot and Farnborough where you can get food for you and your family.

Help with food - Aldershot

Community Grub Hub

Offers food, household and personal hygiene items. No referral needed. No deliveries.

Open every Tuesday, from 10am to 4pm.

Address: 2a Windsor Way, Aldershot, GU11 1JG.

Website: Community Grub Hub Facebook page.

The Vine community cupboard

Offers a wide variety of food and personal hygiene items.  Open to all.

Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am to 1pm. 

Donations welcome.

Address: The Vine Centre, 33 Station Road, Aldershot, GU11 1BA

Website: The Vine Centre or The Vine Centre Facebook page - check for changes to opening times.

Emergency food bank

The Salvation Army, Aldershot, runs an emergency food bank every Tuesday from 10am to midday. No referral required.

Address: 1 North Lane, Aldershot, GU12 4QE

Website: The Salvation Army, Aldershot

Park Larder

Free and easy access to the food larder housed in an old phone box in Park Church, Aldershot car park. 

Open 8am to 6pm 7 days a week. 

Donations of in-date and unopened items welcome.

Address: Park Church, Church Lane East, Aldershot, GU11 3ST

Kerith Community Pantry

Providing a range of fresh, frozen, cupboard and general groceries at a lower cost than supermarkets or shops. The items change from week-to-week and season-to-season, which also helps to reduce food waste.

Membership is free and entitles you to visit the pantry once a week for £5 per visit. You can choose your own food, which will be of a much higher value than supermarkets. For example, £5 for at least £20 of groceries.

Anyone can become a member and there is no eligibility testing.

Open: Mondays (except bank holidays) and Thursdays from 11am to 2pm.

Address: Kerith Community Church, 6 Invincible Road, Farnborough, GU14 7QU

Website: Kerith Community Pantry

Help with food - Farnborough

'No questions asked' bags

You can get 'no questions asked' bags of essential food from the Church of the Good Shepherd every 3rd Friday of the month, from 10am to midday. The bags are free, but you must collect them.

Address: Church of the Good Shepherd, Sand Hill, Farnborough, GU14 8ER.

Website: Church of the Good Shepherd no questions asked bag'.

The hub play café

After school play café at St Peter's Church aimed at infant aged children and their families. A chance to relax while the children play. It's free to attend including bottomless tea or coffee, with cakes available to buy. 

Open Tuesdays during term time, 3.45pm to 5.30pm.

Address: St Peter's Church, 60 Church Avenue, Farnborough, GU14 6AP

Website: St Peter's Church - kids and toddlers

Lunch for seniors

'Meet and eat' is a lunch club for seniors on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 12.30pm.

Cost: £4 a person 

Address: St Peter's Church, 60 Church Avenue, Farnborough, GU14 6AP

Website: St Peter's Church

Warm meal for young people

The Prospect Youth Club for 13-to-18-year-olds.

Thursdays during term time, 5pm - 7.30pm (starting 21 September 2023).

Address: Prospect Community Centre, 201 Mayfield Road, Farnborough, GU14 8UA

Food banks that need a referral

Farnborough Food Bank

Can provide short-term support with food essentials. 

Part of the Trussell Trust's foodbank network, you need to get a professional to refer you.

Address: Christ Church Cove, 55 Cove Road, Farnborough, GU14 0EX (Wednesdays, midday to 2.30pm) or Kite Family Hub, Hamesmoor Road, Mytchett, GU16 6JB (Fridays, 10am to midday)

Website: Farnborough Foodbank

Larder Foodbank

If you live in Farnborough, the Larder Foodbank can deliver a parcel of food essentials to you.

You will need to get a professional to refer you.

The larder is based at the Church of the Good Shepherd and delivers from 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Website: Church of the Good Shepherd Larder Foodbank

Food help if you're pregnant or have small children

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, the Healthy Start scheme can help you:

  • Buy healthy foods like milk or fruit
  • Get free vitamins

You need to be claiming certain benefits to qualify. If you’re pregnant and under 18, you can claim without receiving benefits.

If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. They will add your benefit onto this card every 4 weeks.

Website: Healthy Start, NHS 

Food sharing apps

There are a number of food sharing apps available that also help cut down on food waste.

The Olio app connects neighbours with each other and with local businesses to share surplus food and other household items, rather than bin it.

The Too Good to Go app allows you to find food that businesses near you haven't sold and to buy it at a reduced rate.

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