At Dorchester Community Church we accept donations of fresh groceries from local Supermarkets and turn them into food parcels. We deliver these to local families and households that would benefit from such a delivery.
Who can apply for a “Food Share” Parcel?
Anyone living in the Dorchester area experiencing financial hardship can apply for a Food Share Parcel. We are particularly keen to assist families finding it difficult to provide food for their children.
How do I apply for a “Food Share” Parcel?
We can accept referrals from local community groups and agencies including Dorchester Poverty Action. Alternatively, please complete and return the application form at the bottom of this page.
How often and for how long will I receive “Food Share” Parcels?
We will aim to deliver a regular parcel for up to 6 months from the date of the first delivery. Deliveries can be weekly, fortnightly or monthly, these are made early on Sunday evenings and are subject to availability.
I no longer need/wish to receive my “Food Share” Parcel. How can I cancel it?
Simply telephone us on 01305 267171 or send an e-mail to: We will not make any further deliveries to your home and will delete all your contact details from our records.
Who donates the groceries and what will be in my “Food Share” parcel?
We currently receive donations from the Dorchester branches of Tesco and Waitrose Supermarkets. A typical parcel will contain bread, bakery, fresh fruit and vegetables. We occasionally receive other items, for example, sugar & eggs.
I need help completing my application form, what do I do?
Contact us on 01305 267171 and we will help you to complete it.
What we are about:
Dorchester Community Church is committed to “Celebrating and Sharing the love of God.” So, this opportunity is a practical expression of this.
We want to make a difference in our Local Community
We are pleased to be able to work with FareShare to help reduce food waste by distributing fresh food to local people – food that would otherwise have been thrown away.
To Apply for Food Share, please download the form below