NEW FOREST BASICS BANK - giving emergency food parcels to those in need.
Basics Bank helps anyone who lack means to feed themselves/family with food pending other arrangements. Clients requiring help are identified by referral partners. These agencies give food vouchers to clients for exchange at Basic Bank for parcels. Covers a wide area, is non discriminatory, managed by volunteers, local organisation.Why the community needs us
At present, there is no service like the New Forest Basics Bank, in this area, who supply food and initial help based on one location. The Bank helps those in dire need, in an emergency situation, as well as giving access to a range of support services. It aims to co-ordinate its work with the Open Door and other community projects; a network that can be expanded on and enhanced to include other agencies/partners where and when the need arises.
Our impact on the community
The Basics Bank year runs from 1st September to 31st August. Since New Forest Basics Bank started back in September 2004, and up to the 31/08/10 they have: Distributed over 3,185 food parcels; helped to feed over 6,837 people / families - including nearly 3,090 children. The Basics Bank covers an area from Fawley to Highcliffe extending up to Ringwood/Fordingbridge/Eastleigh/Totton. It is developing and continuously working with 77 partnerships and has processed over 3,000 referrals.
Volunteering is easy just call or email us to have an initial chat about what you would like to do and when. We will then arrange a time for you to visit so that you see the operation in action.
Basics Bank provides basic food and hygiene items to the desperately poor.
A cuppa is guaranteed and we can take it from there! You can give as much or as little time you want.