© 2015 The Friends of the Homeless in Fareham and Gosport, Aspect House, Westbury Road, Fareham, Hants PO16 7XU - Charity Registration No. 1041277
The Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank is a project run by The Friends of the Homeless in Fareham and Gosport
What help is available if you
or in crisis in Fareham or Gosport?
In the last 12 months, the Basics Bank has provided a weeks worth of free food, and other items, to the equivalent of over 4,516 people in our area going through a period of crisis. This is a 16% increase compared to the same period 12 months ago.
We couldn’t help people like these without the help of people like you.
Thank you for your support.
We really do appreciate any donations that are made and very grateful for any assistance. Please see the news from our facebook page above or click here to be taken to our facebook page. Please note that we are unable to make use of food that is past its best before date.
Lunch On Sunday Project
We regret that the Lunch On Sunday project is no longer operating.
Donations can be made at our centres during our opening hours. Please click here for more information. Alternatively, there are an increasing number of shops in the area that now have a donation trolley. The items generously donated provide the much needed stock that enable us to continue supporting those in crisis. A big thank you to Sainsburys in Fareham, Tesco in Fareham and the Co-op in Lee On Solent for their support. More are being added all the time.
For an up to date picture of the national situation on foodbanks, the Guardian Newspaper has a large section at www.theguardian.com/society/food-banks
Bags of Love.
The Basics Banks used over 16,000 carrier bags in the last twelve months and appreciate any donations of used carrier bags.
“We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless.
The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty.
We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. “ Mother Teresa
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/mothertere130839.html#MR2MR83kwRt2Q55p.99
Jan. 2017 to Dec. 2017 = 2,359 referrals, 4,868 people fed
Jan. 2016 to Dec. 2016 = 2,032 referrals, 4,002 people fed
We are so very grateful for your donation of harvest festival items.
Please could you contact us with advance notice of any large donations, so that we can ensure
sufficient volunteers are
available to take delivery.