Christmas FAQs

This page outlines everything you need to know about Christmas at Bath Foodbank this year! Please read through the information below. If you can’t find the answer to your question, you can email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can!

Are you delivering foodbank parcels over Christmas? 

Yes! Bath Foodbank is still delivering right up to and including Christmas eve.

Can I volunteer with the Foodbank on Christmas Day?

No – our projects are operating in a COVID-secure way, which means we have to limit the number of people in our buildings at any one time.  This means that we can have fewer volunteers on shift and do not need any additional volunteers over the Christmas period. Also, Bath Foodbank is not open on Christmas Day.

Thank you anyway for your interest – when we have new volunteer opportunities they will be displayed on our volunteer information page.

Are you collecting toy donations again this year?

Sadly, the current pandemic means we can’t safely collect or receive your donated toys this year. Instead, as part of the Genesis Christmas Gift Appeal, we are welcoming monetary donations from our generous supporters to enable us to buy gift vouchers from a local toy store and then distribute these to families as part of their food parcel delivery. You can contribute here: – please leave us a message in the comments box if your donation is for a Foodbank gift .

If you donate between the 27 October and 9 November the team at LocalGiving will kindly DOUBLE your donation.

Thank you for your kindness in helping to make someone’s Christmas this year.

How can I donate food?

We will not be able to arrange to pick up collections of food over the Christmas period. If you would like to donate food to Bath Foodbank, please do this by buying in store and putting the item in one of the collection points. You can see where these are located here.

If you do have a larger donation of food, please MAKE AN APPOINTMENT to drop it off to our collection point at West Avenue on a TUESDAY MORNING. Please email [email protected] to reserve your time slot.