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Lyme Regis Foodbank is open once a week for anyone facing a short-term 'food crisis'

Wednesdays, 10 - 12, at the Hub in Lyme Regis

Since re-launching in mid-May 2018,the Foodbank has served 38 separate clients (a client defined as an individual or a family) totalling 56 adults + 36 children, making 193 separate visits; in all, 471 ‘person/weeks' of food has been provided (data as at 22nd May 2019).  Nineteen organisations are approved referrers, nine places act as donation points for supplies, and 20 volunteers cover the work. Public donations have been generous.

Giving Help

The Foodbank relies on community generosity in donating suitable products such as those on the list here, so anything you can contribute, however little or much, is welcome.


You can do this by leaving donated products in one of the blue collection boxes available at any of:

  • Uplyme Post Office & Stores

  • The Catholic Church of St. Michael and St. George, Silver Street

  • The Baptist Church, Broad Street

  • The Parish Church of St Michael the Archangel, Church Street

  • Uplyme Parish Church

  • St Michael’s Primary School

  • Charmouth Primary School

  • Charmouth Parish Church

  • Morgans of Charmouth

  • Or at the Hub in Church Street on Wednesday mornings 10.00am to 12noon

Other ways to help the Foodbank:

If you are unable to donate items, but would like to help the Foodbank, you can do so by –


• making a financial contribution, used for buying products to fill gaps in donated stock: by cheque payable to LymeForward indicating that it's for the Foodbank, and sent to LymeForward, The Hub, Church Street, Lyme Regis, DT7 3BS, or by emailing for details required to make a BACS payment.


• volunteering time to join the team at the Foodbank on some Wednesday mornings. To offer this sort of help, please contact Chris Tipping (01297-441224 / 07516-606961 /



Getting Help
If you need emergency help, Foodbank vouchers are issued by any of the following organisations:


  • Lyme Regis Medical Centre

  • Lyme Bay Medical Practice

  • Charmouth Medical Practice

  • Virgin Care Community Services

  • Moonfleet Midwives

  • Dorset Reach

  • Citizens Advice Bureau (open on Wednesdays 10 - 3pm in St Michael’s Business Centre, and on Mondays 10 - 12 at Lyme Regis Medical Centre)

  • Dorset Adult Social Services

  • Lyme Regis Baptist Church

  • St Michael's Parish Church

  • St Michael & St George Roman Catholic Church

  • Charmouth Parish Church

  • Uplyme Parish Church

  • St Michael's Primary School

  • Family Workers of the West Family Partnership Zone

  • Magna Housing Association

  • Dorset START

  • Dorset Home-Start

  • Leonardo Trust

For further information please contact LymeForward on 01297 441224 or