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.

 

Update July 2021

In response to the Covid-19 outbreak, our service and operations have changed significantly to enable us to keep our clients, staff and volunteers safe, while continuing to provide emergency food to those who need it. These changes ensure that contact between people is reduced, and physical distancing is possible at all times.

 

IF YOU NEED FOOD

We are running a DELIVERY-ONLY service. Deliveries will be made on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to people in the BA1 and BA2 postcodes. 

All our usual distribution centres ARE NOW CLOSED.

We are now operating an e-voucher system. Paper vouchers are no longer valid.

In order to receive a delivery of food, you will need to contact one of our referral agencies. They will process your request digitally, and send an e- voucher through to us. We will deliver orders on the next scheduled delivery day after receiving them. If you need help accessing an e- voucher, please contact [email protected]

 

IF YOU CAN DONATE

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. 

We need:

  • Tinned Custard
  • Tinned Fruit
  • Tinned Meat
  • Tinned Fish
  • Sauce (for pasta)
  • Sponge Pudding
  • Chocolate
  • Instant Mash

(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 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.

 

IF YOU ARE A PARTNER AGENCY

If you previously supplied Foodbank Vouchers to your clients and have not yet switched to the new e-voucher system but would like to, please contact [email protected]

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