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.

19th August 2016 – Foodbank News this week

We continue to be heavily used over the summer and as a result we are starting to see some gaps in our store.  We would value donations of the following items:  Jam, Sugar, Ketchup, Biscuits, Cereal, Tinned veg like peas and sweetcorn, tinned meat, coffee, rice pudding and toiletries.

Many are struggling with the school holidays, but we are also seeing others struggling with mental health, sickness, benefit delays and changes as well as people with no recourse to public funds.  The Foodbank is essential to these people.

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

Eat Well Spend Less Cookery Course 20th September

We are now booking clients onto our new course that starts on Tuesday 20th September  from 9.15-12noon at St. Peter’s Church, Ridingleaze, Lawrence Weston.  BS11 0EE.  If you would like to come along, please phone 0117 9235343 and leave your name and number and someone will get back to you.

Hazel a client on ourcourse, 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.”

 

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES!

1) Driver’s Mate

We are looking for a Driver’s Mate for four mornings a week. This could be different people on different days. This role would involve helping our driver with food collections and home deliveries. Driving not required.

 2)  Office Help

This post would be for 2-3 hours a week to assist the administrator, on either, Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings.

The Foodbank is a great place to be a volunteer.  Come and join our team and make a difference in the lives of many people in our local community.

If you are interested, please email Emma Murray the Foodbank Manager: emma@bristolnwfoodbank.org.uk

 

Bristol NW Foodbank joins Easy Fundraising

Our charity is now aiming to sign up its supporters to easyfundraising.org.uk to help boost our fundraising for free.

“What is wonderful about easyfundraising is that it is absolutely free to us and our supporters and a very quick and simple way to raise funds for charities.”

Funds are raised in a very simple way. Supporters register to help our good cause and whenever they shop through the site with any of the 2,700 retailers listed on easyfundraising.org.uk, the retailer gives a small percentage of what’s been spent back to Bristol NW Foodbank to say thank you for shopping with them.

Many high street names are now involved including Amazon, John Lewis, eBay and Tesco giving causes and supporters a great opportunity to raise funds.

To sign up please visit http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/nwbristfoodbank

Items needed this week:

  • Toilet rolls
  • Long Life Fruit Juice
  • Tinned sponge puddings
  • UHT Milk
  • 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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