Basics Bank

Youth and Families Matter operate Basics Bank, the food bank for this area. Basics Bank provides emergency groceries for individuals and families who are struggling. These families have to be referred to YFM by other agencies.

Basics Bank relies on donations of food from members of the community, local churches and schools. These donations are brought to Basics Bank which is based at Testwood Baptist Church.

Basics Bank is available 9am – 2pm Monday-Friday during term time. Please phone to check at all other times.

“I just wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you so much for the wonderful hamper you all provided for one of the families we are involved with. I am certain it was of great assistance to them.”

Behaviour Support Team.

If you would like to support Basics Bank by providing food to go in the food parcels for families in Totton, please deliver to Testwood Baptist Church or The Chapel cafe and charity shop. The parcels are made up of tins of meat, fish, vegetables, fruit, puddings, pasta, rice, custard, UHT milk, tea, coffee, juice, pasta sauce, cereals, biscuits, baked beans, soup. Thank you for your support.

Basics Bank food list (to download and print)