Community Food Link

In the UK, 1 in 3 children are living in poverty and an estimated 14 million people, one fifth of the nation’s population, are suffering in ‘impossible situations’ where paying bills and putting food on the table can be incredibly difficult. *

Here at the Community Food Link based in Basingstoke, we collect fresh, nutritious food that cannot be sold from our partner supermarkets and our volunteers sort and repack it.

Then we deliver it to our distribution partners, charities, schools and play groups so they can help the most vulnerable in our society by giving them wholesome and healthy food for themselves and their families.

For more information download our brochure or our latest newsletter.

* Source: Joseph Rowntree Foundation 2018

Distribution Partners

We deliver to distribution partners and charities, called Hubs, around town who then distribute the food out to their local community.  Hubs include:

  • Basingstoke Baptist Church
  • URC church and Community Cafe
  • Westside community center
  • Costello school
  • Melrose Christian Comunity
  • Basingstoke Food Bank
  • Church of the Good Shepherd, Winklebury

  • Salvation Army, Wessex close
  • Lighthouse
  • St Bernards, Oakridge

If you run a front line organisation providing help and support to the less well off in our community we would love to provide you with fresh food on a regular basis.   Please use the contact button below to get in touch.

Please note we DO NOT provide food directly to individuals - if you are looking for help or support in a time of crisis, please contact directly one of the charities listed above.

Volunteers and supporters

We are always looking for volunteers to help pick up food from our supermarket partners, sort it and deliver out to our distribution partners.

Whilst we try to keep our running costs to minimum, financial donations, no matter how large or small, are always welcome to help keep the show on the road.  Visit our get involved page to make an on-line donation and for more details on volunteering and supporting  CFL.

Want to know about how the project works?  Take a look at this video produced by The Felix Project who run a similar but much larger operation in London

Copyright - The Felix Trust

Supermarket partners

We work with a number of supermarkets in the Basingstoke area and provide a free, reliable collection service for all types of surplus food which would otherwise be disposed of.

We are members of the Fareshare and Neighbourly networks but also work directly with local supermarkets .

We are always looking for more supermarkets and food trade partners who we can work with to ensure good quality waste food goes to help the less well off in our community.