A helping hand to the hungry

A volunteer-run organisation, established in 2011. Helping the hungry, and families in crisis, within and around the Parish of Sherborne, Dorset. Registered Charity No.1156481



Contact our confidential helpline:

Tel: 07854 163869



with weekly deliveries of emergency food + essentials





*Based on an average 64 adults and 40 children delivered to each week


We benefit from the generosity of individuals, businesses, groups, churches and schools. Find donation points at Sherborne Abbey, Cheap Street Church, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, The Co-operative, Hunt’s Supermarket and Dike & Son, Stalbridge.


We are grateful to the many individuals and organisations who support us whether with a one-off fundraiser, or as by nominating us as their Charity of the Year. To fundraise, make a donation or set up a direct debit visit JustGiving.


We need volunteers for collecting food from donation points, sorting food at our depot, picking and packing parcels, helping with deliveries and supporting events. If you are interested in joining our friendly team then please find out more


Find out more and apply

Our 2024 Events Season Begins!

Next week sees the first of our 2024 Sherborne Markets. You will find our stand, as usual, on Cheap Street by the archway entrance to Waitrose. We are grateful to Jules Bradburn, Founder of the...

A Hoppy Easter from Battens Charitable Trust!

Food Bank volunteer Antony Edwards, was delighted to collect a huge quantity of Easter eggs from Battens Solicitors today. Natalia and Naomi very kindly made the presentation on behalf of Battens...

Make March Matter

The Reverse Lent Challenge: Don't give something up. Take something on. In the run-up to the Easter celebrations, we're suggesting that you help us 'Make March Matter' by using our Reverse...

The Cross Keys becomes a supporter

We're thrilled that The Cross Keys in Sherborne has offered to become a supporter of Sherborne Food Bank and promote what we do in its pub and restaurant at the heart of the community. You'll find...

We’ve won a Community Support award!

Sherborne Business Awards is the foremost platform recognising and rewarding business success in our community. It's mission is to highlight and reward those entrepreneurial businesses that have...

Communifit’s Christmas Sweater!

We are grateful to Communifit for once again supporting Sherborne Food Bank's Christmas fundraising effort! Their December Christmas Sweater Charity Run attracted all ages and abilities to enter for...

A feast of gratitude to you all

Whether one of our seventy volunteers, supermarket partners, donors, supporters, churches, local schools and youth groups, agencies or referrers, you have all played an important part in our emergency food service this year. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas!

Probus Club of Sherborne appearance

Following a meeting of the Probus Club of Sherborne on 21st November 2023, David Kemp, Chair of Trustees for Sherborne Food Bank, was delighted to receive a cheque from their guest speaker, The Lord...

We’re a NISA Winter Warmer Winner!

Sherborne Food Bank is delighted to have been chosen as a ‘Heart of the Community Winter Warmer Winner’, which comes with a donation of £1000 towards our emergency food delivery service. We were...

Let’s hear it for our Friday delivery teams!

The first Food Bank volunteers at the depot today were Jo and Michael! Friday is delivery day and we are averaging 43 families each and every week who receive an emergency food delivery from us. We...