Food Bank


The Axminster Food Bank started in September 2012 with a lottery fund and has grown into one of the largest in the area. We have several volunteers who regularly donate huge amounts of time to helping people in need.

Open as follows: Monday - Friday 10am - 12pm

For Clients

Be referred by one of the following:


Axminster Job club


Citizens advice

Police & probation officers

Social services & support workers

Job club



Nurses & health visitors


For donors

Product drop off points: Axminster Health & Wellbeing Centre, Axminster Tesco and Axminster Coop, main branch.

We welcome all food in date and monetary donations.

Shopping List: Tinned and dried goods: soup, beans, rice pudding, fruit, meat, fish, tea, coffee and Longlife milk

Non food items: toilet rolls, personal hygiene items and household cleaning products.

 For a more extensive list please visit


Wishing Well Social Group (for people affected by cancer)

Do you need information about cancer?

The Centre has some Macmillan support materials and books about cancer. You are welcome to browse and borrow books.

If you would like to join a social group we can forward your details and someone will get in touch. 

The group meets on an adhoc basis, sometimes for walks, sometimes for coffee and sometimes for arts and crafts activities.

The Centre is available as a meeting place as and when is required.

Session time

The group meets on an adhoc basis. Please call the Centre to register your details.

Sensory Garden

Thank you to Tesco Bags of Help, Otter Nurseries and our Trustees with the green fingers for helping to make the garden a sensory delight this year.

The colourful and peaceful garden is open throughout the year, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm for visitors to enjoy the relaxing and fully enclosed space.

Our library has a broad range of books which reflect the therapies practised at the Centre.

We also have other texts on subjects linked to self-help and to health and wellbeing.


Read Easy

The Read Easy project is run from the Centre. Working through community-based volunteer groups, Read Easy offers a free, friendly, flexible approach to learning to read for any adult who either can’t read at all, or who lacks confidence with reading.

For more information contact Sheila Abdy - 01297 552847

Grants & Literature

Our primary cancer information and support is supplied by Macmillan

We are very grateful to Macmillan and the Axe Vale Festival for their financial support



We are always looking for volunteers to be part of our projects. Please ring one of the Centre Managers on 01297 32331 to see how you can get involved.