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How you can help this Christmas

More information on what to donate and how.
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!

Please be aware donations of CHRISTMAS ITEMS need to be in supermarket collection baskets by Monday 11th December 2023.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)


You can donate food

If you would like to donate food to Bath Foodbank, please do this by buying in store and putting the items in one of the collection points. You can see the store locations HERE.  

CLICK HERE TO PRINT A POSTER OF THE MOST NEEDED CHRISTMAS FOOD ITEMS.  They are also listed to the right (or below if you are on a mobile phone).

The items below are also needed:

  • Tomatoes (Tinned)
  • Tomato Pasta Sauce (Jars)
  • Vegetables (carrots, peas)
  • Fruit (Tinned)
  • Meat (Tinned)
  • Soup (Tinned) Long Life Juice

You can also download the BanktheFood app onto your phone or your computer and get regular updates of the items we need most.  Just register and then choose Bath Foodbank.

If you have a larger donation of food, please MAKE AN APPOINTMENT to drop it off to our collection point at 31a West Avenue BA2 3QB.  Please email [email protected] to reserve your time slot.  Our drop off day and times are:

  • TUESDAY – 9:00am-4:00pm
  • WEDNESDAY – 9:00am-4:00pm
  • THURSDAY – 9:00am-4:00pm

Please be aware that all donations of food to be given out in time for Christmas need to be received by 11 December so that our warehouse team can sort the food and get it out to those who need it. 

Reverse Advent Calendar

Many people like to support us by organising a Reverse Advent Calendar collection for Bath Foodbank. Each day of Advent the item on the calendar is added to the collection. Every day is something that we really need for our emergency parcels whether it is a food, household item or toiletries. These we will then provide to people throughout the year so there is no rush to get them to us before Christmas. After the holidays the collection can then be brought to our warehouse, or we can arrange a collection from you. CLICK HERE TO PRINT A POSTER OF THE ADVENT CALENDAR. Please email us at [email protected] to make arrangements.


You can donate to our Gift Appeal

Please help us to bring joy this Christmas. Running up to Christmas it can be a difficult time of year especially if people cannot afford to buy food let alone buy a present for their child. We wish to provide a £25 toy voucher from The Entertainer to parents supported by Bath Foodbank for each of their children. This enables parents to have the choice of what to give their child, something that they know that they will like. In a small way we hope to take away some of the worry that the festive season brings when times are hard. Please help us to ensure that there will be a gift under the tree this year on Christmas morning and bring joy and delight to the parents and their children.

Our Christmas Gifts Appeal aims to bring joy to the families supported by Bath Foodbank. YOU CAN DONATE BY CLICKING HERE.

Christmas Opening Hours

Open as usual up to and including Thursday 21st December at our centres in Twerton and Odd Down

Open as usual up to and including Friday 22nd December at our Manvers Street centre (central)

Closed Saturday 23rd December           

Closed Sunday 24th December

Closed Monday 25th December – Christmas Day

Closed Tuesday 26th December – Boxing Day

Closed Wednesday 27th December

Closed Thursday 28th December

Open Friday 29th December for both collections and deliveries* – Manvers Street Centre (central) from 12:30 to 2:30pm.

Closed Saturday 30th December

Closed Sunday 31st December – New Year’s Eve

Closed Monday 1st January – New Year’s Day

Open as normal again from Tuesday 2nd  January at both our centres in Twerton and Odd Down

Open as normal again from Wednesday 3rd January at our Manvers Street centre

*Deliveries are for those who are unable to collect from our foodbank centres for medical or mental health reasons. We will only accept requests from the organisation making the foodbank referral.  It is essential that we are provided with a contact number for those receiving deliveries.  We deliver within the Bath area only.

  • Our last delivery before Christmas is Thursday 21st December between 12pm – 4pm. The cut-off time for this is 11am on Thursday 21st December.  Any deliveries requested after this time will be arranged for Friday 29th of December.
  • For deliveries on Friday 29th December the cut off time for requests is 11am Friday 29th  December, and food will be delivered between 12pm – 4pm on this day.  Any requests after this time delivery will be arranged for the following week on our normal delivery days of Wednesdays and Thursdays.


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