Food support

  • Food Support

This section provides information on places and organisations in the city which provide food support. These support organisations include those who visit your home and those who provide open times for people to visit them.

Central Hall – Community Café

Weekly on a Sunday, 4.30pm-6pm, warm cooked meal and dessert. Opposite St Mary’s Church, use side entrance.


City Care Meals on Wheels – Southampton City Council

You may be eligible to use the service if (subject to assessment):

  • you live alone and are unable to cook for yourself
  • you have a doctor recommending a meal is provided
  • you have a short-term need, for example, you have recently been in hospital
  • the provision of a meal will assist the carer/s

To apply for meals on wheels please call or email the adult contact team:
Tel: 02380 833003

City Life Church

Soup Run to people sleeping rough in the local area. Available twice a week, food and soup.

Gurdwara Singh Sabha

Gurdwara Free Food Poster

Northam Church

On the main Northam Road, called St. Augustine. Monthly: 1st Sat 9am-2pm, breakfast.

Northam Community Centre

Kent Street in the middle of Northam Estate. Weekly: Thurs 9am-2pm, breakfast and lunch.

Portswood Church Hall

Monthly: 3rd Saturday 9am-11am, breakfast.

Tel: 02380 399658
Address: Portswood Road, SO17 2FY

Salvation Army

Weekdays 9am-16pm

Address: H2O Project, Princes Street, Northam

Shirley Reform Church

Weekly: Sunday 12pm, lunch

Location: Shirley High Street, Next to Car Wash.

Society of St. James

Soup Run, St. Mary’s Church, daily 6.30pm-7.30pm

Southampton Sunday Lunch Project

We are a Southampton charity entirely run by volunteers, who provide a free hot lunch and space to socialise each Sunday for those who are sleeping rough, live in poor accommodation or are otherwise in need, with a warm welcome to all.

Lunches are served from two city locations (Freemantle and Woolston) every week of the year on a ‘no questions asked’ basis. The project was initiated in 1990 by Carol Cunio who was concerned that although otherorganisations provided meals Monday to Friday, it can be very difficult for those who have no place to go or facilities to cook a meal on a Sunday. Others are simply lonely and appreciate the chance to eat in company. Every week we are serving about 120 appetising and healthy meals.
We operate independently from any church or other organisation.

Freemantle Centre

Sundays 11.30 – 1.30
Freemantle URC Church
257 Shirley Road
SO15 3HS
(Entrance is by door to right of church)

Woolston Centre

10.00 – 1.00
St Marks Institute
Victoria Road
SO19 9DY
(In the basement hall, entrance via red door and down steps between Salvation Army shop and Quicksilver arcade)

Two Saints Day Centre

Weekdays: 9am-2pm. Open to Rough Sleepers from 6.30am. Visitors must be sober.

Address: 30 Cranbury Avenue, SO14 0CT

United Reformed Church

Weekly: Sunday 11.30am-1.30pm, lunch

Address: 257 Shirley Road

Woolston Institute

Weekly: Sunday 1030-1430, lunch

Address: Victoria Road, Woolston

St. James’ Park

Weekly: Monday 11.00am as long as soup lasts.

Address: Winchester Road, Shirley, SO16 6UG


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