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Visiting a foodbank

Due to the current government guidelines on social distancing, Clevedon foodbank will be operating from St Andrew's Church Centre, Old Church Road Clevedon BS21 7UE from Friday 27th March. Please could all donations and clients requiring food parcels come directly to St Andrews on Mondays and Fridays between 9.30 am - 11.30 am.

There is a large car park at the rear of the building. Please come into the building prior to bringing any donations in. We will then be able to advise you on where they need to go.

Please note that school lunch bags can still be collected from the foodbank warehouse Unit 1 Knowles Road Clevedon BS21 7XS on Mondays and Fridays between 9.30 am - 11.30 am. Portishead and Nailsea Foodbank are currently open and will continue to operate as usual.

Nailsea Foodbank:-Open Fridays between 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm ( not Good Friday)
Southfield Church 85 Southfield Road Nailsea BS48 1SB
Tel: 07927472649

Portishead Foodbank:- Open Fridays between 12.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Gordano Valley Church 4 Combe Road Portishead, BS20 6BJ
Tel: 07379891130

“The volunteers at the foodbank were so lovely, they listened to me and made me feel human again. It was the first place I didn’t feel judged.”

voluteer chatting to client over tea and biscuits

We know that crisis can strike anyone and we also understand how difficult it can be to think about walking through a foodbank door. That’s why our foodbank volunteers aim to welcome everyone who comes to the foodbank with compassion, kindness and a listening ear.

Meeting your needs

Your foodbank voucher will be exchanged for three days of emergency food. We want to make sure that we give you the right food to meet your needs, so please do let our volunteers know if you have any special dietary requirements or allergies, for example, gluten free, halal or vegetarian.

Preparing your food

Whilst your food parcel is being prepared, a volunteer will offer you a warm drink and a biscuit. They will also be available if you would like to have a chat. Your food parcel will be packed into supermarket carrier bags. If you prefer to bring your own bags those can be used instead.

Practical guidance and support

Foodbank volunteers take the time to listen and support you. They are specially trained to know about local services and offer practical guidance so that you have access to the right support, helping you to break out of crisis.

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