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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. We are here to help.
Any families living in St Werburghs (BS2 or nearby) and with a child attending a local school you can fill out our application form below.
If you are from of these following schools you can get a priority space but don't be put off applying if you are not from them (Cabot Primary School, Glenfrome Primary School, St Barnabas Primary School, St Werburghs Primary School).
If you would like to sign up please fill out the form below.
We will contact you when a space becomes available.
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.
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 the BS2 and surrounding area but if we cannot help 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:
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
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.
FOOD CLUB St Pauls, BS2 9JF
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.
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.
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 and those of you who will. We couldn’t do it without you.
We have an ongoing Go Fund Me page which is vital to our work (link below) . 100% of the money from the fundraiser goes towards getting great fresh food and the occasional store cupboard item to our families and continuing our service which means we can be more flexible. On average we spend an additional £5 per family each week on top on donations.
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 and Thursdays. Just ring the door bell. The centre is now open up to 3 days a week so we can accept ambient donations. Huzzah!
We will update what items are in demand on our website and socials regularly.
Things we need
Breakfast cereals (not porridge)
Hygiene products (Eg Shampoo, toothpaste, baby wipes, nappies)
Household cleaning products (washing up and laundry liquids)
Things we don't need
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.