North Bristol Foodbank covers the Horfield, Lockleaze, Southmead, Filton, Patchway and surrounding areas.
How a foodbank works:
Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated. ‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated: These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.
Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.
Frontline care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank outlet where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
Opening Times (Important: food can not be dropped off during these times. Please see below for drop-off times)
● Mondays (excl. bank holidays) : 10am-12pm at St James Church, Romney Ave, Lockleaze, BS7 9TD
● Wednesdays : 1-3pm at Revive Charity Shop, 555/557 Filton Avenue, Filton, BS7 0QH
● Thursdays : 1-3pm at Ebenezer Church, 286 Filton Avenue, Horfield, BS7 0BA
● Thursdays : 3-5pm at Greenway Centre, Doncaster Road, Southmead, BS10 5PY
If you wish to drop off food for the foodbank, then please take to Revive Charity Shop (555 Filton Avenue, Filton) at any time from 9-5pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays. Or on Wednesday between 9-1pm or Saturday between 9-4pm.
Alternatively, you can drop off food at Ebenezer Church (286 Filton Ave, Horfield) on Thursday between 9am-12pm.
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