PACT Food Bank

We are still operating! During this crisis there has been a big increase in demand, but we continue to be very well supported by the local community – thank you.

  • In 2022 we distributed 1277 packs helping 1939 adults and 1016 children.
  • In 2021 we distributed 848 packs helping 1340 adults and 759 children.
  • In 2020 we distributed 1073 packs to 1652 adults and 959 children.
  • In 2019 we distributed 310 packs to 497 adults and 210 children This equates to an increase in excess of 300%.

Petersfield Food Bank is an independent charity run with the support of PACT. We provide food packs with tinned and packaged foods and makes them available to people in urgent need. We also have a voucher scheme so that we can offer fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, eggs, cheese and milk.


VOUCHERS: Food packs are available in exchange for a voucher from Petersfield Methodist Church, 6 Station Road, Petersfield GU32 3ED on Tuesday and Friday mornings from 9.30 am – 11.30 am. Please use the east entrance, the set of double doors at the top of the wide stone steps from the rear car park.

If you need a food pack, please contact one of the agencies below so that you can be referred. Please email Elaine if you need help or more information or use the contact button at the bottom of this page.


  • PACT Churches
  • Winton House
  • Citizens Advice
  • Home Start Butser
  • GP Surgeries
  • Health Professionals
  • Local Schools
  • Adult & Children’s Services
  • Housing Associations


Donations of tinned and packaged food can be delivered to Petersfield Methodist Church, Station Road, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9.30 am to 11.30 am. Just ring the bell and our volunteers will meet you.

Local Drop Boxes

Donations can also be made at the following locations in Petersfield:
All local churches, Waitrose, Tesco, Lidl, Aldi, Nationwide, Nat West, Santander, Poundland,
The Co-Op in Moggs Mead, M & S Simply Food in the High Street.

We regret that we cannot accept fresh, chilled, frozen or home-made goods.

Check our list of current shortages

We regularly create a list of the items we’re currently short of. Please check the updates list below and on our own website: (Click the website button below)


Please contact our treasurer by email: or via the contact button below.


Volunteers receive donations, as well as preparing and distributing food packs. All volunteers receive training and most people work once or twice a month.

If you would like to volunteer, please email your contact telephone number to: or use the contact button below and we will get back to you.

 We work on a rota system receiving donations, sorting and storing food, preparing food packs and distributing them to people in need.

 Sorting is done on Monday and Wednesday mornings at the Methodist Church, Station Road and the packs are distributed on Tuesday and Friday mornings also from the Methodist Church.

 A Management Committee oversees the various aspects of our work – liaison with referral agencies, collection points, volunteer training etc. We usually have over 60 volunteers to support the service and are very happy to talk to groups about our work.

PACT Food Bank Registered CIO No. 1193002