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Please take time to find out about the Foodbank, how food is donated and distributed, how you can support our work and when and how you can contact us if you need help.

17th October 2016 – Foodbank News this week

We have now provided three days worth of food to over 15 000 people since we opened. That is a huge amount of food which has been provided by supporters like you. Thank you so much.


Our Foodbank store at St. Andrew’s Church in Avonmouth has been suffering water damage over the last few years because of problems with the roof.  Just before the summer the heavy rainfall, cause a large leak that damaged some of our stock with the labels coming unstuck from several shelves of tins.  The roof is now fixed and we are looking to completely overhaul our store.  Could you help by providing some free labour or materials?  We need to gut and dry line the walls, repaint and then re-shelve the room.  Please email us on:  office@bristolnwfoodbank.org.uk if you can help.




We are five weeks into our current Eat Well, Spend Less Course this week.  We have six clients on the course who have enjoyed making a wide range of foods, from apple crumble to soup.  There is a real buzz in the room.  We are planning to run our next course in February at St. Peter’s Lawrence Weston.  Do get in touch if you are interested in booking onto it.

Hazel a client on the last course, had this to say:

“The course is very interesting.  I enjoy it.  You learn how to make things from scratch that you didn’t know how to do before like tomato sauce.  The Staff’s really helpful.  I lost my husband last year and I’ve felt there’s no point cooking for one.  This has helped me to start thinking that I still need to cook for myself.”


Harvest St Katherines 2014


We have started taking Harvest Assemblies and speaking at Churches this week.  We have had fun at Branch Church and Stoke Bishop Primary School already this week and look forward to being with Hotwells Primary School tomorrow.  Thank you to Branch Church, Westbury On Trym Methodist, St. Edyths and  Redmaids Junior School who have donated to us so far.

It’s still not too late to get in contact with our office if your church or school would like to donate food to us this Harvest time.  We may also be available to come in and speak at a school assembly or church service.  Do get in touch.

Please find our latest newsletter here: Summer Newsletter 2016

Quote of the week: 

‘My two children and I would have been homeless and wouldn’t have survived without Foodbank and CAP.  The Foodbank signposted me to CAP when I came in to get a food parcel.  They have been amazing in keeping our accommodation and sorting out our arrears.  They even went to court with me.’   Anon




We are looking for a couple of volunteers to come and support our cookery courses.  They happen on Tuesday mornings between 9-12noon.  We particularly need volunteers who are willing to do the washing up and help with the clearing up.  Contact Emma:  emma@bristolnwfoodbank.org.uk or phone the Foodbank office on 0117-9235342


Our next Supermarket collection days are going to be Thursday 1st – Saturday 3rd December.  Please put the dates in your diary and let Faye at the office know whether you could spare an hour or two in the afternoon on any of those three days.  Contact: office@bristolnwfoodbank.org.uk


We are currently short of volunteers at our Lawrence Weston outlet on Thursday mornings.  If you would be interested on joining our team, we would love to hear from you.  For an application form, please phone our office on:  0117 9235343 or email: office@bristolnwfoodbank.org.uk

Items needed this week:

  • UHT MILK        
  • Tinned sponge pudding
  • Treats – chocolate bars etc
  • Jam
  • Ketchup
  • Coffee

If you would like to donate food to the Foodbank it can be dropped off at:

St. Andrew’s Church,  Avonmouth –  Monday mornings 9.30-12noon.

Christ Church Clifton – Monday to Friday 9.30-4pm.

Emmaus Church in Severn Beach on Sunday mornings 9.30am-12noon

Lawrence Weston Baptist Church –  Thursday mornings 9.30-12noon.

Orthodox Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God, University Road, BS8 1SP – Sundays 10am-12.30pm

St. Edyths Church, Sea Mills  –   Monday to Friday 9-12noon in a box in the church foyer.

Tyndale Baptist Church, Clifton Down – Sundays 10am-2pm, Tuesdays 10am-12noon and Wednesdays 10am-12noon, 7.30-9.30pm in a box in the church foyer.

Emmanuel Chapel, Henbury – Fridays 10am-12 noon.

Emmaus Church in Severn Beach on Sunday mornings 9.30am-12noon.

Cairns Road Baptist Church – Weekday mornings.

Hope Chapel, Hotwells – Wednesday 9.30am-12noon in a box in the foyer.

Sainsburys Clifton Down – During their opening hours.

Waitrose, Portishead – During their opening hours.

(Or alternatively you could donate supermarket vouchers and send them through the post to our office.)

You Can Help…

…by adding just one of these or the following items to your regular shopping basket for donation to the Foodbank, this would help to meet the needs of people who are going through a period of crisis and are struggling to feed themselves and their families.

  • Cereals
  • Tins of puddings
  • Long life fruit juice
  • Pasta / rice
  • Biscuits or snack bars
  • UHT milk
  • Jams, etc.
  • Tins of fruit
  • Sugar
  • Soup
  • Pasta sauces
  • Tea bags / instant coffee
  • Tins of vegetables
  • Tinned meat / fish
  • Instant mashed potato

“Fighting hidden hunger – Restoring Hope”

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