How can we help you...

If you are in need of temporary support with food for a few days or need ongoing support each month then please speak to our friendly team or visit us at the pantry. 

3 Day Food Parcel

Vouchers are distributed to doctors, healthcare professionals, schools and nurseries in Basingstoke (within a 3-mile radius) and if these professionals deem a family to be in need of emergency food or ongoing support they will issue a voucher. This then entitles the person/family to an emergency food parcel on their first visit which should last them around 3 days.

Eligibility:
  • Food voucher received
If you have received a voucher and need help please contact us

Food Pantry Membership

People who need ongoing help can register with the pantry for £3.50 a week which will provide them with approximately £20 worth of food. 

Food is categorised into Gold, Silver & Bronze. Members can take 3 gold items and 7 silver items in a weekly shop. The pantry will provide bronze items such as fruit and vegetables and sanitary pads for free.

(other items provided for free will be at the volunteer’s discretion and on a case by case basis).

Eligibility:

  • Food voucher received
  • Family in receipt of EYPP
  • Child in receipt of 2-year funding
  • Child in receipt of Pupil Premium
  • In receipt of Job Seekers Allowance, Universal Credit, Income Support, Income-based Job Seekers Allowance

If you meet the eligibility criteria and would like to join the Pantry please download a Pantry Membership Form.

Emergency Support

The Pantry will provide 3 weeks of emergency food if the visitor falls under the following eligibility:

  • In employment, on zero hours contract/minimum wage and has had an unexpected bill or demand for money leaving them and their family in food poverty
  • Those returning to work, benefits have stopped and have to work for a period of time before their first pay day
  • Financial crisis has led to food poverty
  • Long term sickness awaiting SSP
  • Awaiting benefits

Food Pantries in Schools

Many schools around the country are supporting families with food parcels and MCKS Charitable Food Pantry would be delighted to support this further with weekly deliveries of food, toiletries and sanitary supplies.

If you are a school and have students who could benefit from this ongoing service please contact us and we would be happy to assist.