Sacred Heart & St Pius Xth, Clifton Diocese
Sacred Heart & St Pius Xth, Clifton Diocese

“It has helped me immensely, without the Food Bank things would have been very different – thank you” SF

Withywood Centre

Queens Road

BS13 8QA

 

0117 987 8400

 

Community Foodbank

 

Open every Wednesday

 

10am - 2pm

 

 

We have an

holistic approach

to helping anyone

in times of crisis (whether employed

or not).

 

We look for

the best way forward with each individual.

 

Referral Vouchers

are issued by

statutory agencies

and local charities.

 

To register as a Referral Agency contatct

Tracey Phillips wasps@hotmail.com

 

 

 

How YOU can help

All year round we need donations of anything a person may use from the time they get up to the time they go to bed.

 

These include:

  • Non perishable food (in date) eg tins, packets and cartons of meat, veg, fruit, milk.
  • Fresh food
  • Items such as toiletries, household cleaning products, pet food.

We also need;

  • Financial donations towards our running costs.
  • New Referral Agencencies to register with us.
  • Help to spread the word about us.
  • Your time and skills - become a volunteer with us!

 

"We would not have survived without the foodbank."

 

"I feel more confident because of the support given,

it was great knowing that someone was there for me."

 

"I was treated with great respect and kindness

- thank you.

 

About us

Set up in 2012 by a group of local Churches to listen to those who are struggling to put food on the table and find out how we can support them to get back on their feet. We support them for as long as it, takes reviewing their situation each week.

 

  • We accept clients referred by statutory agencies, charities, churches and schools.
  • We do ask for  evidence of the crisis where possible and run through their finacial situation with them.
  • We provide enough food for the week per person in the household. 
  • We encourage them to contact useful agencies/charities they may not have heard of.
  • We go the extra mile! One client came saying he was going to have to turn down a job due to lack of affordable transport. Hey presto, he was delighted when we gave him a bike after making an appeal to our supporters.
  • We are part of the 5K Partnership in Bristol, an umbrella organisation built on the principle of cooperation. It provides a context for existing organizations like us to improve the support provided for some of the most vulnerable people across Bristol and the surrounding areas. Each member organization is already making a significant impact, but we hope that by working cooperatively and more strategically, we will be able to do even more to combat poverty in Bristol.

 

Churches, other groups and individuals from the community covering the areas of Withywood, Hartcliffe, Bishopsworth, Headley Park, Highridge, Bedminster and the Chew Valley all generously donate food, items and volunteers.

 

We also hold supermarket collections, inviting customers, if they can afford it, to pop an item in our trolley. One of our ex-clients was delighted when she found a special offer on peas at 4p a tin and was able to donate it to help others!

 

So get in touch - and get involved. We would love you to join in.

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Get involved!

Find out how by contacting us at:

 

The Parish Office

c/o St Pius X Catholic Church
Gatehouse Avenue
Bristol BS13 9AB

 

Open: Mon - Fri   09:30-14:30
Tel: 0117 9646922

 

Out of hours:  0772 9833 779

 

E-mail: debbie.forge@cliftondiocese.com

 

Or use our online contact form.

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