The Swanage Folk Festival fills people’s heads with good music each year. This year they’re also helping fill the Swanage foodbank.

Handing over a £1,000 cheque to the Swanage Foodbank are the Swanage Folk Festival’s Treasurer Matt Piper and chairperson Jon Baker, along with Lucy Cocke and Treasurer Ian Bandy of the foodbank.

Jon said:
“Inflation, high heating and food costs make the Swanage Food Bank needed more than ever before. We focus on supporting the local community, and we wanted to support the great work the Food Bank does locally. The Folk Festival is a nonprofit organisation, organised by volunteers. If there’s a surplus after the festival, any surplus is donated to local good causes.”

Swanage FOlk fesctivla donation to foodbank

About the Swanage Foodbank.

The Swanage Foodbank provides emergency food aid to those in need.

They still provide 3-7 days’ of supplies with 3 meals a day for each member of the household.

How it works:
If you need an emergency food parcel, please seek a referral and/or Food Bank Voucher from one of the following agencies:

  • Citizens Advice
  • Swanage Children’s Centre
  • Social Services (Children’s and Adult’s)
  • Youth Workers
  • Schools
  • Church Leaders/Reps
  • Purbeck Mental Health Team
  • Housing association Officers
  • PDC Housing Needs

You may self-refer by ringing Swanage Food Bank on 07759 230313.

Giving to the Swanage Food Bank
Blue Food Bins for donated items can be found in Budgens, the Co-op, Costcutter and Spar.

Collection points can also be found in local churches.

The Swanage Food Bank will be moving to the United Reform Church, High Street, Swanage in April 2024.


The Swanage Folk Festival is self-funded and run solely by volunteers. If we manage to create a small surplus we donate it to local good causes. We rely on your support, please volunteer to help and / or donate.