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Updated May 2022

Hope for Food continues to support both the homeless and families in need.

We hold 2 community meals every week. These take place on a Thursday and Sunday evening from 6.30-7pm. On Thursday we are still outside St. Stephen’s Hall on St. Stephen’s Way in Bournemouth. On Sunday we are now inside St. Andrew’s Church Hall also on St. Stephen’s Way. On both occasions, as well as food, we provide clothes, toiletries, bedding and other items to the homeless who attend.

Each week we provide food parcels for families and individuals who are referred to us as experiencing food poverty. At present this amounts to 140-150 each week although the numbers are currently rising steadily.

As always, everything we do is only possible because of donations we receive from local businesses, churches, schools, families and individuals. We are an entirely volunteer run charity and receive no financial support from either the local authority or national government. Times are hard for so many at the moment and we are grateful to all our donors who enable us to help the vulnerable in our local community.


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 life’s basic essentials on a day to day basis to people in need of help due to the current economic climate.

Please get in touch if you would like to help.