Donation drop-off:

 Wednesdays 10am-12pm &

Thursdays 11:30am-1pm

Bristol Families

Community Food Share


Helping local families in a troubling time.

The Community Food Share was set up as a small scale project in response to the difficulties faced by many in our neighbourhood.

It provides food essentials to local families from donations in the local area. Essentially it is about uniting our community and being able to share what’s on our tables.


COVID-19 has brought disruption and uncertainty to family life. St Barnabas school saw that the Community Food Share needed to be made more widely available to all those in connection with the school in this tricky time and have made this project a reality. We now want to go one step further.


Our aim is to continue the amazing work St Barnabas has done and bring the food share to more families in the area.


Get Help

Need help?

Any families with a child attending one of the following schools are welcome to use the Community Food Share for free:
           Cabot Primary School

           Glenfrome Primary School

           St Barnabas Primary School

           St Werburghs Primary School


If you are a parent or carer from these schools please email, we will happily sign you up and make sure we have everything ready for you. 



What can I expect?

A warm welcome and a place that we hope you will enjoy and be able to chat and ask questions.

Basic food supplys to last your family for a few days. This is will be a mix of store cupboard food (e.g. Cereals, tinned vegetables, spaghetti) and fresh food (e.g. Fruit and veg, chicken). We are also hoping to partner with 'Travelling Kitchen' to bring fresh and nutritious ready meals that you can try and create at home. 

Additional help

We are on hand to try to bridge this gap over the summer holidays and beyond. We know the government have extended the Free School meals vouchers over this time so if you would like any information about this please click the link above and we are happy to help to see if you are eligible and help with the application process.

At the moment the service we are setting up is aimed at families from St Barnabas Primary School, Glenfrome, St Werburghs Primary and Cabot however if you do not have a child at the school we have compiled a list of other organisations providing a similar service in Bristol.

We will let you know if we are able extend our service to more communities in the future but in the mean time perhaps you could reach out to one or more of the following:

Trussell Trust 

Here you can enter your postcode and find food banks closest to you. 

Baraka Community Cafe  BS5 only - Call: 0117 9554 255 (10am to 5pm Monday to Friday)

Food boxes to families in need on Tuesdays and home cooked takeaway meals delivered on Thursdays and Fridays for £8 (main course, side and sweet treat!).

BASE and Roses - Call: 07731 845 211

Distributing hot food on Wednesdays an food boxes on Saturdays no means-testing or questions asked.

Bristol Central Seventh Day Adventist Church, BS6 5NJ

Wednesday 3pm-4pm

Bristol Mutual Aid - Call: 07985 237 457

Neighbour to neighbout support for anyone affected by the virus.

Dawat-e-Islami Food Support - Call: 07727 440 555

Free food parcels for those in need across Bristol.

E5 Church, BS2 8JP

Fridays 10:30am-12pm - food and drinks given. 


This is a weekly club which will provide local families with young children a range of affordable food. Families can gain an annual membership for £1 and then be able to purchase a selection of groceries worth £10-£15 for just £3.50 per week. 

National Food Service Bristol - Call: 0117 3250 450

Veg boxes and cooked meals in collaboration with many local businesses. Call the number above and leave a message, someone will ring you back to ask further questions and make a referral.

People’s Republic of Stokes Croft + Jamaica Street Store, BS2 8JP

Tuesdays 3:30pm - Hot vegetarian meals distributed

Sundays 2pm - Hot soup served


The Plough Inn + Easton Cowboys / Cowgirls Social Club - Call: 0117 3250 450

Food boxes delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays, order online or by calling Bristol Food Service Helpline.

This list may not be comprehensive and other services may also exist but we hope it at least signposts possible support. up our street + Vocalise have also created THIS AMAZING RESOURCE with lots of useful information.

Give Help

We are so thankful to be a part of a unified community that comes together in times of need. We would like to thank all of the people who have already helped us (link) and those of you who will. We couldn’t do it without you.


We have just launched our Go Fund Me page which will be running throughout the summer. This money will go towards getting great fresh food to our families and continuing our service which means we can be more flexible when we see what might be needed over summer.


We rely on this amazing community so much for donations of food to this service. If you would like to donate food items we have a collection at St Werburghs Community Centre on Wednesdays from 10am -12pm plus  on Thursdays 11.30 am-1pm  (from the 23rd July TBC).


We will update what items are in demand on our website regularly.

Things we need

  • Tinned Fish

  • Tinned fruit

  • Puddings

  • Tinned Veg

  • Breakfast cereals (not porridge)

  • Cooking oil

  • Squash/juice

  • Cooking sauces

  • Hygiene products (Eg Shampoo, toothpaste, baby wipes, nappies)

  • Household cleaning products (washing up and laundry liquids)

Things we don't need

  • Tinned soup

  • Tampons



We have had so much support for this project so we would just like say a few special thank yous.


Firstly to the Staff at St Barnabas school who have made this into a reality. With special mention to Zoe Davidson who is the core founder and flag flyer of putting food on peoples tables.

To The National Lottery Community Fund in partnership with the government for our continued funding into the winter. 

Also to United Communities for enabling this project to go ahead with a grant. Thank you.

To the Solon Housing association for helping with funding this project. Thank you.


To the Quartet Community Foundation for continuing our funding to help reach more families.  


Bristol Muslim Soc – For donating food supplies. We couldn't do this without you.


FareShare – Thank you for continuing to supply the project with fresh food that otherwise would have gone to waste


St Werburghs Community Centre – Thank you for hosting and organising the continuation of the project.

Kevin and Heather at Bristol City Mission for your guidance.

To Keystones Mental Health Services who have become our Breakfast Heroes and are sponsoring breakfast items over the summer.

Travelling Kitchen for being so enthusiastic about bringing food to kids in this troubling time.

Plus to all the amazing donor out there who drop off food supplies which make this project a reality.


If you are a parent or carer at Cabot Primary School, Glenfrome Primary School, St Barnabas Primary School or St Werburghs Primary School or have any have any other questions please email:


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