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YMCA Community Cupboard

The YMCA Community Cupboard was set up to support vulnerable families within our community in Andover. It was started during lockdown , however it has become clear that there is a need to continue. They work in partnership with the local Andover community, Tesco and Co-op to stock their cupboards with the essentials that a family may require. This mainly includes packet and tin food products.

The YMCA is providing this service to local residents in Andover.

What’s on offer?

Surplus supplies

These supplies are available on an irregular basis they are advertised on their Facebook page, YMCA Andover. Some of those items may have a short date life and be yellow stickers. They will be handed out on a first come first served basis. There is no limit on the amount of times in a week that these items can be requested. They mainly consist of bread, milk and cleaning products.

Essential Food Box

These food items are donations from Tesco, Co-op or community donations.

Each of the essential food boxes contain:

And much much more.

These boxes are for people at risk of food crises for many reasons including, furlough and job loss. You can access these boxes fortnightly.

Other places that offer food support in Andover

RCS – Community Pantry , you can read more about them here

Andover Food Bank call them on 01264 723641

Yellow Brick Road call them on 01264 360589

St Marys Church call them on 01264 366373