BS3 Community Foodbank

We are here to help those who find themselves vulnerable and in need during the pandemic.

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Set up as part of the 'BS3 Community Covid-19 Mutual Aid' response, the foodbank supports individuals and families at this difficult time. We are all human, and we understand that any one of us could find ourselves struggling when we least expect it.

BS3 Community is an outlet of South and East Bristol Foodbank, which is a Trussell Trust Foodbank and part of inHope Bristol.

How to get help


The BS3 Community Foodbank operates on a referral-only basis. Please only come to the foodbank if you have a referral.

 

If you need help today

Bristol City Council hold vouchers for the South and East Foodbank network. They can verify your circumstances and email us a voucher the same day, even if you have already had an emergency payment within the last 12 months. You can call them on 0117 922 4500 Monday to Friday 9am to 12 Noon.

If you are in financial crisis, please call 0808 208 2138 for free (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) to talk confidentially with a trained Citizens Advice adviser.

Donate items to help others

If you would like to donate items to the foodbank, we would love to receive the following (please ensure items are within their use-by/sell-by dates).

Yes please!

  • Tinned fruit, vegetables and pulses

  • Dried pasta, rice, couscous

  • Tinned meat, fish soups meals

  • Pasta and curry sauces

  • Long life milk and dairy alternatives

  • Cereals and long life breads

  • Tea, coffee, fruit juice and squash

  • Breakfast spreads

  • Cooking oil

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  • Toilet paper

  • Toothpaste

  • Soap

  • Washing powder

  • Washing up liquid

  • Surface sprays

  • Sanitary products
    Nappies

No thanks!

  • Homemade food

  • Food that has expired

  • Items without labels

  • Items needing refrigerating

  • Items that have been opened

  • Medications

  • Razors or sharp objects

  • Alcohol or fizzy drinks

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Where to donate

 

We welcome donations at St Paul’s Church, Coronation Road, BS3 1AS, on Thursdays between 9.30am-12.00pm.

 

All donations are greatly appreciated, and we thank you for your support.

Alternatively...

Victoria Park Baptist Church, BS3 5DA, also offers a foodbank and would like to receive donations.

 

Please contact them directly on vpbc.foodbank@gmail.com for more details.

Please note: To ensure this ministry can be sustained, and for protection of all volunteers and those who are seeking to help, it is vital that volunteers observe the current government guidelines regarding social distancing, hygiene and self-isolating.

 

Volunteer to Help
 

If you would like to support the BS3 Community Foodbank and could offer some time to help keep it running, please complete the volunteering form below.