About us

New Forest Basics Bank

New Forest Basics Bank was first set up in 2004 under Churches Together in Lymington and Pennington.  It was registered as a charity on 13th December 2012 and its registered charity number is: 1150170.

The organisation is staffed entirely by volunteers and it provides food and other essentials to people and organisations in need in the New Forest area.

Our standard food parcel for a household is designed to feed the household for 7 days, 3 meals a day as well as providing toiletries and cleaning products.

We receive client referrals from about 90 other organisations.

The food bank has been in its current location since Easter 2020.

We also partner with other not for profit organisations to extend the reach of our assistance.

  • The Fuel Bank Foundation
  • FareShare
  • The Food Rescue Kitchen
The Fuel Bank Foundation
The Food Rescue Kitchen


New Forest Basics Bank is run by a team of nine trustees, elected by the Members.  The current trustees are:

  • Chairman: Oliver Stanley
  • Deputy Chairman: David da Cunha
  • Secretary: Bill Munt
  • Treasurer: Charles Cooke-Hurle

Other trustees: Anthony Kirke, Jenny Rugman, Lynn Peck, Hilary Tudor, Doug Knight