The Clevedon Foodbank
Wrington Chapel will be a collection point for donations of food for the Clevedon District Food Bank.
The Bank opened in May 2012 and fed 546 people in its first six months of operation. Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving unexpected bills on a low income. Clevedon is the 187th Bank under the Trussell Trust umbrella. The Trust aims to supply a minimum of three days emergency food and general support to people experiencing crisis in the UK. Only non-perishable food is accepted.
The Chapel will have a plastic box available in the entrance for donations of food and products which will be taken to Clevedon at regular intervals.
The Bank is situated at
Unit 1, Needs Court, Knowles Road, Clevedon, BS21 7XS
They are open to accept donations from 1.30pm to 3.30pm on Mondays and Fridays only . Please let Wendy Davey know if you do this.
They have a website for more information:
The following items are urgently needed:
Toiletries (toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo)
Larger nappies (size 5 and over)
Instant mashed potato
Tinned sponge puddings
At present the following are not needed
How a Foodbank Works
Food is donated
Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by foodbanks is donated.
‘Supermarket Collections’ are one of the main ways that food is donated: These are food drives held at supermarkets where volunteers give shoppers a ‘foodbank shopping list’ and ask them to buy an extra item or two for local people in crisis.
Food is sorted and stored
Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.
Frontline care professionals identify people in need
Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB and police identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
Clients receive food
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or free hot meal and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer-term problem.
Our foodbank also runs a rural delivery service, which takes emergency foodboxes to clients living in rural areas who cannot afford to get to a foodbank.