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Donations of essential suppliesAnimation of food being placed into a donations box

During these challenging times the Council is working with a number of local organisations including the Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank, Acts of Kindness (AOK) and Waypoint Church, to provide essential supplies to our vulnerable residents, no matter what situation people may currently find themselves in.

There has been an amazing response to donations which has enabled these groups to deliver food parcels to those in need, whether they are shielding or are struggling financially and unable to get essentials, and we thank those residents, businesses and supermarkets that have made a generous donation already.

However, the crisis isn't over yet and we will need to continue to supply people with essential supplies for many weeks to come to ensure that nobody has to struggle with basic items.

There are a number of ways that you can help donate to supply our organisations with the essential items they need to help vulnerable people during this time.

You could:

Donate items in trolleys/baskets at local supermarkets and shops

Drop items off to donation points across the borough

Have items collected from your house by volunteers

Create your own food parcel that our volunteers can collect from you

Donate items as a local business

Donate money online

Essential items that are needed include:

Donate at a supermarket/local shop

There are dedicated trolleys and baskets at local shops and supermarkets where you can donate items. These will then be distributed to the charities.

Fareham

Sainsburys, ASDA, Tesco

Stubbington

Co-Op

Lee-on-the-Solent

Co-op

Locks Heath

Waitrose

Local donation drop off points

Acts of Kindness

There are 60 collection points for AOK around the community in Fareham, Gosport and Portchester. You may even see some down your street. To find your nearest collection point please add yourself to the What's App group External Hyperlink, include your postcode, and a community responder will let you know your nearest point.

Alternatively, you can text 07726577761. (Please note this is staffed Monday - Saturday, with emergency provision at the weekends.)

Waypoint Church

Waypoint Church have various collection points across the Western Wards. To find your nearest collection point in the Western Wards, please email help@waypointchurch.org.uk or call 07934726212.

Alternatively, you can drop items off to their main collection point located at:

Waypoint Church, 255 Hunts Pond Road, Titchfield Common, Fareham, PO14 4PG

Donation collections

If you would like to donate essential items but are unable to leave the house, volunteers from AOK can pick these up from you. Please contact the volunteers using the details below.

Park Gate, Whiteley, Titchfield, Locks Heath, Sarisbury Green or Warsash

Contact Robbie on 07766363066

All other areas

Contact Emma on 07539241354

Make your own food parcel to donate

If you are able to do so, you could create your own food parcel to donate to someone in need. Items that are needed are listed at the top of the page.

A typical food parcel for one person could cost around £15-£20, depending on where you shop, and it could include:

Don't worry if you don't have all of these items, this is just an example of the type of food parcel you could put together. Whatever you may be able to provide will be a huge help to someone in need. If you don't have a box to put your items in, that's fine, just use a bag instead.

If you would like to donate your own food parcel, please email leisure@fareham.gov.uk and the Council will arrange for it to be collected and delivered to someone in need.

Local businesses

If you are a local business and would like to donate essential items to help support the crisis, please contact leisure@fareham.gov.uk or call 01329 236100.

Online donations

If you wish to make a donation online to enable Acts of Kindness and Waypoint to continue to deliver essential supplies to those in need during this time, you can do so through their fundraising pages.
 

To donate to Acts of Kindness please go to their Go Fund Me fundraising page  External Hyperlink 

To donate to Waypoint Church please go to their Crowdfunder fundraising page External Hyperlink

 

Thank you for your support!

 




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