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Resources for Partnership members

There are a number of resources available for partners in the Access to Food Partnership. For regular updates, please sign up to the Access to Food Partnership newsletter.

Printable community food fact sheets

These community food fact sheets include descriptions of the different kinds of offerings found in the BCP Council area and how to access them - food banks, community fridges and social supermarkets. They also include current known locations of these community food resources.

Maps, locations and schedules

As well as the factsheets above, local community food offerings are included in the interactive and searchable Access to Food Map app.

There are a number of other maps, location listings, and schedules that may be useful to providers:

Promotional materials

As well as the factsheets above, we have a range of ways you can advertise Access to Food and local offerings.

You can order posters and business cards from us if you are unable to print.

We have more information about the Access to Food Partnership for you to share, including positive news stories.

Training offerings

The Partnership offers L2 Food Hygiene training online, alongside an Access to Food training video.

We also have information on how to set up a community fridge. The Health Foundation and Frameworks UK offer guidance on how to talk about mental health.

LiveWell Dorset and the Community Action Network also offer training.

Funding information

Sign up to our What Funds newsletter for the latest funding opportunities available to local residents and businesses.

The Access to Food Partnership also has a Grassroots Kickstarter Pot to develop grassroots activity in the BCP Council area. Use the Grassroots Kickstarter form to apply.

BCP Council and the Community Action Network have a funding portal to explore your funding options.

Forum meetings

The Partnership has regular online and face to face forum meetings. These meetings take place quarterly, with invitations sent out through the Access to Food Partnership newsletter.


Bournemouth University researchers and attendees of the Highcliffe Lunch Club in Christchurch recently came together to explore the positive impacts the club has on their lives, and the barriers older people face when accessing food. The Access to Food study captured insights informally over lunch and during a workshop, revealing what mattered most to lunch club attendees when accessing food.

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