Information on Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Trussell Trust are being asked lots of questions about the possible impact of coronavirus on people needing food banks, and the support food banks will be able to provide.

This page provides up-to-date information on how the outbreak is affecting Bath Foodbank and how to access support.

Updated (20.03):

To our Partner agencies and clients,

It is our aim to keep the foodbank open for as long as is possible. Should we need to make any changes we will update this page.  We will email all agencies to inform you of any changes to service but recommend that you check here on a regular basis.  Should you have any queries please contact us on 01225 463549 or email us at info@bath.foodbank.org.uk.

To minimise contact to protect both our clients and our volunteers we are having to modify the way we are operating at each foodbank centre.  Regrettably, we’re unable to offer the hot drinks and biscuits and the usual chats but please do let people know that they will still be made welcome.

 

Current Bath Foodbank opening hours;
Manvers Street

Monday 12-2pm

Wednesday 12-2pm

Friday 12-2pm

(CLOSED TUESDAY AND THURSDAY)

Rose Cottage

Monday 6-7pm

Thursday 9.30-10.30am

St Barnabas Monday 12-2pm
Mulberry Park

Wednesday 2-4pm

Saturday 10am-12pm

 

To our supporters,

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds in the UK, our main priority is ensuring the safety of everyone who comes to our food bank – whether it’s someone volunteering their time, someone receiving a food parcel or someone making a donation.

Things are changing quickly, so we’ll keep this page updated regularly with information about what’s happening at Bath Foodbank and how people can access support and help us be there for people in crisis.

We’re still supporting people with emergency food at Bath Foodbank and will do so for as long as is possible.  In the meantime, we need you, our local community, to continue helping us.  Whilst we haven’t run out of all food, we are preparing for a drop in donations as more people may need to socially distance or isolate.

Your support is vital at this time, so if you’re considering donating, we’re in need of:

  • Cereal
  • Baked Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Tinned Vegetables
  • Tinned Meat
  • Tinned Fish
  • Tinned/Packet Soup
  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce
  • UHT Milk
  • Long life Juice
  • Chocolate
  • Biscuits
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Rice pudding
  • Instant mash
  • Coffee
  • Handwash/soap
  • Shower gel

Financial donations are welcomed and may be an easier way for you to support us at this time.  You can make a financial donation by clicking here.

We want to thank you for your continued support, particularly in these uncertain times.  Your generosity has been very important to our food bank and we are hugely grateful for your commitment to the foodbank and its mission.

 

Follow our Facebook and twitter accounts at @BathFoodbank to keep up to date with us!