Where to feed your children for FREE this summer


Summer holidays can be a struggle. We have gathered together local information on where you can get support with food in the Test Valley area.

Local Foodbanks

They believe that no one in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why they provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Andover foodbank, Click here

Romsey Foodbank, Click here

RCS Pantry

The principle of the pantry is to give those in need the opportunity to have a ‘helping hand’ by getting food at a lesser rate on a weekly basis.

Andover Pantry , Click here

Romsey pantry, Click here

Just for the School Summer Holidays

Andover Support

  • YMCA Andover, run a community pantry , and offer a free box fortnightly to those who need it, email them to find out more, andover@ymca-fg.org
  • Community Fridge , ACE building 50 High street, Andover, Open every Tuesday 9.30-11.30am, Everybody is welcome to use it as it’s a waste prevention project that hopes to support families.

Just for the School Summer holidays

  • The Bridge Café, Andover, Free lunches for children at the café bridge, just go in and ask.
  • Kids eat FREE in at Dobbies Garden Centres with an adult main meal. The offer includes the kids lunch menu or pick ‘n’ mix’ meal, plus a drink. This offer is available every day from 12pm.

There are holiday clubs and activities that offer free meals for the children that attend, Click here for details on those

Are you a local business offering a meal deal to families this summer ?

Email Sarah, sarah.gisbourne@unityonline.org.uk

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