Welcome to the Bristol NW Foodbank website


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.

3rd December 2016 

Please find our Christmas Newsletter here christmas-newsletter-2016


Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who have been standing in the cold at Tesco stores in Westbury-on-Trym, Stoke Bishop and Henleaze asking customers if they would like to buy an item for our Foodbank.  We have had an amazing response.  We will be there until 5.30pm this evening, if you want to pop down and make a donation,

Christmas Appeal

We are now collecting items for our Christmas hampers that go out during December.  Please drop off items at our collection points at Sainsbury’s Clifton Down, Waitrose Portishead or Clifton Triangle, St. Edyth’s Church in Sea Mills or see the full list of drop off points at the bottom of this page.  If you would like to arrange a collection from your workplace or school you can download our appeal poster here, and phone our office for collection on 0117-9235343  2016-christmas-appeal-poster

Fuel Bank™ Opens at our Foodbank 


The Trussell Trust has announced the first ever Fuel Bank™ has opened in Bristol at Bristol North West Foodbank.
Access to the Fuel Bank™ is  now available to clients who are referred by care agencies to Bristol North West Foodbank and who are on pre-payment meters. Each of our distribution points at Hope Chapel in Hotwells, Emmanuel Chapel in Henbury, Lawrence Weston Baptist Church and St. Andrew’s Avonmouth with have facilities for clients to apply for a Fuel Bank™ voucher. Please see the following article in the Bristol Post which gives full details of the scheme.

Bristol Post Article on Fuel Bank

Quote of the week: 

Eat Well, Spend Less course feedback:

“A very good cooking course. Lots of good people and very easy to join in and have fun. Thanks very much for having me.”

“It is a good course. I want to do it again, but do different stuff. I have really enjoyed coming so I am coming along next time.”

“I thoroughly enjoyed it. i think lots of people should do it. Ladies who did the course were excellent very kind.”

“I don’t buy ready meals anymore, I make everything myself”



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

Items needed this week:

  • UHT MILK        
  • Tinned sponge pudding
  • Treats – chocolate bars etc
  • Jam
  • Ketchup
  • Toiletries – Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower Gel, Toothpaste & Toothbrushes

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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