Who we are
Bath Foodbank is part of a UK-wide network of over 370 Trussell Trust food banks providing emergency food to people in crisis nationwide. We operate under the auspices of the Genesis Trust and cover Bath and surrounding villages to provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis. We aim to help people in a crisis by providing food at a time of want, emotional support and signposting to other services as appropriate, thereby assisting the person or family deal with the situation they are in more effectively. People are referred to Bath Foodbank by the agencies working with people in need. This could be Social Workers, Health Visitors, GP’s, Schools, Citizen Advice Bureau and many of the voluntary organisations working in Bath. The food (all long life) is donated by the people of Bath at supermarket collections, Churches, schools and local businesses. Whilst we are a Christian organisation, we serve people of all faith groups and beliefs or none. We are passionate about inclusion and being non-judgemental is central to what we do. We believe that everyone has the right to have food on their plate, dignity and hope for the future. Bath Foodbank is run by a Management Committee (who are all volunteers) who are supported by many volunteers who work at the warehouse, in the distribution centres where people come to collect the food and who help at the supermarket collections.