Food Banks

Food Banks

Food banks are not-for-profit organisations that give food to people who are struggling to afford enough to eat. Food with a long shelf life (tinned food, powered milk, pasta etc), is collected through donations, then sorted and stored.

The food is given to people who have recieved a voucher, usually from a support worker, housing officer or Probation Officer. This voucher can be taken to a local foodbank and exchanged for an emergency food parcel.

Alternatively, you can click here to view the Trussell Trust website.

You can also contact the free Shelter Helpline on 0808 800 4444.

Food Banks in Bristol

Kingswood - Open Mondays 11am -1pm (closed Mon 28th/August bank hol)

Waters Road
Kingswood BS15 8BE

Tudor Road - Open Wednesdays 12:30-2pm

Church of God of Prophecy
Church Hall
2 Tudor Road BS5 6BW

Fishponds - Open Fridays 12:30 - 2:30pm (closed 11th and 18th)

Church of God of Prophecy
Church Hall
2 Tudor Road BS5 6BW

St Marks - Open Fridays  2pm- 4:15pm (closed all of August)

St Marks Community Cafe
St Marks Baptist Church
St Marks Road
BS5 6HX

Food Banks in BaNES

  • Keynsham Foodbank

    Victoria Methodist Church, High ST

    Monday: 10:00 - 12:00 

    St Francis Church, Warwick Road

    Thursday: 10:00 - 12:00 

    For enquiries please contact 0117 9837923 or email: keynshamfoodbank@gmail.com

  • Somer Valley Foodbank

    Peasedown St John, Methodist Church, Bath Rd, Bath.

    Opening hours: Friday 12noon - 2pm.

  • Somer Valley Foodbank

    St Nicholas Church, Church Street, Radstock, Bath.

    Opening Hours: Wednesday 12noon - 2pm.

  • Somer Valley Foodbank

    The Salvation Army, Radstock Rd, Midsomer Norton, Bath.

    Opening hours: Monday 12noon - 2pm.

  • Bath Foodbank Centre

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    Café at The Centre - Manvers Street Baptist Church, Manvers Street,
    Bath BA1 1JW.

    Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 12pm – 2pm.

  • Bath Area Food bank

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    United Church of Christ - 150 Congress Ave, Bath.

    Opening hours: Tuesday 6pm - 8pm.

    Opening hours: Friday 2pm - 4pm.

  • Bath Foodbank Centre

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    Rose Cottage Community Centre - High Street, Twerton.

    Opening hours: Monday 6pm - 7pm

    Opening hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9.30am to 10.30am.

Food Banks in South Gloucestershire

  • Thornbury Foodbank

    Thornbury Baptist Church Centre, Gillingstool, Thornbury, Bristol.

    Opening hours: Friday 2pm - 4pm.

  • Yate and Chipping Sodbury Foodbank

    The Candle - 88 Station Rd, BS37 4PH.

    Opening hours: Tuesday 2pm - 4pm.

    Opening hours: Friday 10am - 12noon.

Food Banks in North Somerset

  • Weston Foodbank Centre

    North Street, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 1RU.

    Opening Times: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11am - 2.30pm.

    Tuesday, 1 - 3pm - at Locking Castle Church

  • Weston Super Mare Food Bank

    Behind the Lighthouse Café,

    10 Beach Road,
    WSM
    BS23 1AU

    Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11-14:30

    079389 855 02 / 07766 011 493

    info@wsmfoodbank.org.uk

  • Nailsea Distribution Point

    Southfield Church,
    85 Southfield Road
    BS48 1SB

    Tel: 07927 472649

    Opening Times: Every Friday, 12:30pm - 2:30pm

  • Portishead Distribution Point

    Gordano Valley Church Office,
    4 Combe Rd,
    Portishead,
    BS20 6BS
    Tel: 07722 769529

    Opening hours: Friday 12noon - 2pm.

    Tel: 07927 472649

  • The Clevedon Food Bank

    37 Old Street,
    Clevedon,
    BS21 6DA

    Opening Hours: Every Monday and Friday, 1:30 - 3:30pm

    Tel: 07927 472649

Food Banks in Somerset

  • Glastonbury Foodbank

    The Glastonbury food bank operates via a telephone referrals and delivery system.

    The food bank prepares parcels and delivers them to individuals in Glastonbury and the surrounding areas. The BA6 postcode is a good guide to the areas covered by the food bank. Glastonbury food bank now covers the BA16 postcodes as well.

    Requests for food are made by phone through local agencies such as Citizen's Advice Bureau.

    If you are a local agency and would like to make a referral you need to provide the following information.

    - Name, address and contact number.
    - Reason for the referral.
    - The number of people the box is for.
    - Any special dietary requirements.
     - The age of any children; and
    - How long the crisis is likely to last (i.e. when they will next have money).

    Contact the Glastonbury food bank on 07980 458600 or email: glastonburyfoodbank@gmail.com

  • Street Food Bank

    Street food bank is no longer operating.

    Glastonbury Food Bank is covering BA6 & BA16 postcodes

  • Langport Food Bank

    The Ridgway Hall

    Stacey's Court

    Bow Street

    Langport

    Opening Times: Every Wednesday, 2:30 - 4pm

  • Wellington Food Bank

    Wellington United Reformed Church
    Fore Street
    Wellington
    Somerset
    TA21 8AQ                                       

    07761 624216

    Opening times: Thursdays 15:00 - 16:00pm

  • Chard Food Bank

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    A food bank is operated by


    The Lord's Larder
    42 Fore Street
    Chard
    Somerset
    TA20 1QA

    Telephone: 07542498366 available during office hours

    Opening times: Monday - Friday 10am-12.30pm.

    A referral should be made by an agency. They will issue a REFERRAL FORM

    Please contact one of the the agencies making referrals: SSDC Social services; Citizens Advice Bureau; NHS Village Agents; Community Agents; Churches providing the Lord’s Larder stocks.

  • Wells Foodbank

    We operate from The Vineyard Centre, Unit 2, Keward Mill Trading Estate, Jocelyn Drive, Wells BA51DA.

    We are open Weds and Sat 10.30am-12.30pm.  Vouchers are available from CAB, Job Centre, Health visitors, Doctors, Social workers and all main referral agencies.  If you are an agency and would like electronic copies of the voucher please email address below.

    Contact email is info@wellsvineyard.com

    Phone no 07871 689598

  • Bridgwater Food Bank

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    Mount Street Day Centre
    Bridgwater
    TA6 3ER

    (Located to the right of the cinema, behind Bridgwater Ford)


    Tel: 07804 119273. Email: info@bridgwater.foodbank.org.uk

    Opening times: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1pm - 3:30pm.

  • Cheddar Valley Food Bank

    Cheddar Valley Food Bank

    Unit 4,
    Wessex Buisness Centre,
    Cheddar,
    BS27 3EJ

    01934 742500
    info@cheddarvalley.foodbank.org.uk

    Mondays and Saturdays: 11am - 12:30pm

    Wednesday at Axbridge Methodist Church: 11am - 12:30pm

  • Highbridge Foodbank

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    St Johns Church, Highbridge, Somerset.
    Tel: 07899 923451

    Opening hours: Wednesday 10am - 11.30.

    Hope Baptist Church, Church Street, Highbridge, TA9 3HW
    Tel: 07570 707 400; Email: info@highbridgearea.foodbank.org.uk

    Opening hours: Thursday 9.30am - 12 Noon 

    

  • Minehead Food Bank

    St. Michael the Archangel,
    Church Street,
    Alcombe,
    Minehead
    TA24 6BN

    Foodcupboardsw@outlook.com
    07795 080637

  • Taunton Food Bank

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    Unit 4,
    Belvedere Trading Estate,
    Albemarle Road,
    Taunton,
    TA1 1BJ


    Tel: 07761 624216  Email: info@taunton.foodbank.org.uk

    Opening hours: Tuesday 2pm - 4pm

    Opening hours: Friday 2pm - 4pm.

  • Burnham on Sea

    Methodist Church,
    College Street,
    Burnham on Sea

    Saturdays: 10.00am - 12.00pm

    For enquiries call 07570 707400

  • Shepton Mallet Foodbank

    The Salvation Army distributes food parcels in Shepton Mallet. A referral form has to be made via Citizens Advice Bureau.


    The Salvation Army, The Old Magistrates Court; 21 Commercial Road; Shepton Mallet, Somerset; BA4 5BU. Tel: 01749 343 168

  • Yeovil Food Bank

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    The Lord's Larder, The Gateway, Addlewell Lane, Yeovil, BA20 1QN.
    Tel: 01935 479398  Email: inbox@ycstyeovil.org.uk

    Requests for food are made by phone through recognized agencies, who then collect parcels to hand on to their clients.