About Hope for Food

Hope for Food is a local charity based in Bournemouth, set up and run entirely by volunteers.

The organisation was founded by Claire Matthews in 2012 with the aim of providing lifes basic essentials on a day to day basis to people in need of help due to the current economic climate.

We also aim to try and bring a little happiness back into the lives of people who perhaps, through no fault of their own, find themselves without things most of us take for granted, such as food and shelter.

We run three soup kitchens a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday evenings and we also have a large stock of food items, clothes, shoes and bedding donated by our supporters.

Get Involved

The support we receive from individuals, businesses and volunteers is an essential ingredient that enables us to continue to deliver our vital services to the local homeless and those in need.

In whichever way you choose to get involved from donating your time, money or goods you are making an enormous difference as without such generosity we would simply not exist.


Become a ‘Hope for Food’ volunteer.
Help cook and serve food for the soup kitchens


Become a ‘Hope for Food’ fundraiser and
raise some money on our behalf


Support an upcoming
‘Hope for Food’ event

Getting Involved


We are always looking for people to help cook and serve food for our soup kitchens that we run three evenings a week; Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
If you would like to help in other ways, we are always looking for support behind the scenes with administration, clothes sorting, organising events and linking up with local businesses.
Please e-mail Hope for Food and let us know how you would like to help.


The support we get from people raising money on our behalf is critical to our fundraising, If you would like to hold an event on our behalf we would be very grateful.
This could be organising a cake sale, hosting a coffee morning or completing a parachute jump!
Please let us know as we may be able to help with collection tins and posters plus we can help advertise via our Facebook page if you would like!


We run a number of events each year in order to raise funds and promote the work we do as a charity.
Join our fundraising team or come along to a future event and support us that way.
If you would like to know more about our upcoming events, please check our Facebook page.


You can donate to us by texting a donation from your mobile by simply texting 'HFFD16'
and the amount you wish to donate to: 70070 (eg: HFFD16 £10.00)
You can also donate using PayPal by clicking on the 'Donate' button below.
Alternatively, we are always in need of non-perishable food, toiletries, clothing, sleeping bags and much more.
Anything you could give would help us so very much, so please email us or leave a message on our Facebook Page.

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