“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
IF YOU NEED FOOD
Call our free national helpline
If you are in financial crisis and live in England or Wales, please call our free national helpline, Help through Hardship, on 0808 2082138 for free (open Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, closed on public holidays) to talk confidentially with a trained Citizens Advice adviser. They can help address your crises and provide support to maximise your income, help you navigate the benefits system, and identify any additional grants you could be entitled to. If needed, they’ll issue you with a voucher so you can get an emergency food parcel from your local food bank.
You can also be ‘referred’ or ‘recommended’ by a number of agencies like B&NES Council, Citizens Advice, some schools, some GP’s services, social workers etc.
If you have already received a parcel and need another, please return to the agency who first arranged the food.
If you are a new client and need food and are unsure who to contact please call B&NES Council Welfare Support on 01225 477 277 (Mon-Fri 9-4pm) or call the National Freephone Number 08080 208 2138 (Mon-Fri 9-5pm); this is a joint project between Citizens Advice and the Foodbank – see above.
We are now operating an e-voucher system. The agency you speak with will issue you with a code which you will be asked for at the foodbank centre. If you need help accessing an e- voucher, please contact [email protected]
Foodbank Centres locations and opening Hours
(Both centres are wheelchair/pushchair accessible)
Manvers Street Baptist Church, Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JW
We will be based on the lower ground floor at the centre and ask that clients come there where one of our volunteers will help them
Mondays, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Wednesdays, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Fridays, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
The Lighthouse Centre, High Street, Twerton, BA2 1DQ
Rather than being based at Rose Cottage Hub as before we will now be based at The Lighthouse Centre, beside St Michaels Church on the High Street in Twerton.
Tuesdays, 9.30am – 11.30pm
Thursdays, 9.30pm – 11.30pm
St Philp & St James’ Church, 35 Frome Road, Odd Down, BA2 2QF
Tuesdays, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Thursdays, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE FOOD:
We need our generous supporters to keep giving via the collection points at all major Bath supermarkets, (now including Lidl), and some of the local stores – please see our list of donation points We are continuing to empty those collection points and distribute donations.
Our most needed items are:
- Please click HERE for a list of our most needed item.
(ALL FOOD MUST BE NON-PERISHABLE PLEASE)
Organisations with substantial food donations can contact [email protected] to arrange either a suitable time to drop it at our foodbank warehouse, or if possible to arrange a collection.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE MONEY:
If you would prefer we are very happy to receive financial donations. Please click here to donate.
We are so thankful for all the support we have received. Your continued generosity has meant that we have been able to support those in our community most in need.
We would also like to thank all those who have volunteered in response to this crisis, we couldn’t have provided this vital service without you.
OTHER WAYS TO HELP:
Please click HERE for all the ways you can support the Bath Foodbank as we support people in crisis.
Email [email protected] or call 01225 463549