Free Community Lunches are back!

Published: 10 January 2024

The Fontmell Community Lunch Club is back

We are pleased to announce that we have enough funding remaining from the Warm Hubs we ran in 2023 to provide 6 Community lunches this Winter and Spring.
We are combining the format of the Community Lunch Club with the Fontmell Community
Support Warm Hubs to bring you the best of both, the main difference being that we do ask you to book in advance so we know how much to cook, this helps our funds go further.
We are offering a 2 course lunch, a hot main course and a pudding, tea and coffee absolutely free of charge to anyone living in the Parish of Fontmell Magna. Everyone is welcome and please bring a friend or neighbour. We can also provide takeaways.
The first of the lunches will be on Wednesday 24th January 2024 with doors open from 12noon and food served from 12.30 pm.
Here’s the full list of lunch dates (they are all Wednesdays):

24th January
7th February
21st February
6th March
20th March
27th March

If you are planning on joining us for lunch please email: or call Lisa on 01747 812 500 so we know how much to cook and so we can cater for any special dietary
We can also provide foodbank boxes, so if you are in need or know someone who is, please email the foodbank team on:
Government Funding is also available for those households on low incomes – to find out more look at the Dorset Council Website Household Support Fund - Dorset Council (the next
round of funding opens on 3 January) or contact the local Citizens Advice Bureau who are administering this fund:
by phone 0800 144 88 48 (freephone number), email:;
website: or drop into the Library in Bell Street, Shaftesbury on a Wednesday between 10am and 1pm to speak to one of their advisers.
Fontmell Community Support/Fontmell Magna Village Hall