How to help the foodbank
We need donations of food and money to buy food and other essential items to give to people in need. We spend £1,500.00 + per month buying food, in addition to the food donated to us, in order to provide food parcels. We also welcome volunteers who have time to help us on a regular basis. Please see below for how to give food, money or your time.
How to donate food
We welcome donations of any 'in date' dried or tinned foods. Please see below for our list of most needed food items:
Tinned meals e.g. stewed steak, ham, bolognese
Tinned fruit and vegetables
Tinned custard & rice pudding
Tea, coffee & longlife/UHT milk
Instant meal pots and kits e.g. curry, stir fry & Mexican meals
Toiletries e.g. toothpaste, shampoo & shower gels
Washing up liquid & cleaning products
Donations can be brought to the Foodbank on Wednesday or Saturday between 10.30am-12.30pm, or dropped into the Wells Vineyard donation bins at Waitrose, Santander or Morrisons in Wells.
See below for a map of our location.
How to donate money
Every penny of money donated to the Wells Vineyard Foodbank allows us to provide food parcels to those in need.
We spend £1,500.00+ every month on food to supplement donations in order to provide food and essential toiletries to people in and around Wells. There are several ways to donate.
Click this link to find our GoFundMe funding page.
Add to the Wells Vineyard Foodbank Gift Card at Wookey Hub café and shop. All funds on the Gift Card are used by Wookey Hub to buy groceries and other items at cost price, helping resources to stretch further.
For one off or regular monthly donations you can give by bank transfer to the Wells Vineyard Foodbank bank account; Wells Vineyard Christian Fellowship Sort Code 40-46-06 Account Number 31387170. Please use 'Foodbank' as the reference
Send a cheque to us, made payable to 'Wells Vineyard Christian Fellowship'. Please mark the reverse of the cheque 'For Foodbank'. This restricts these funds to be used solely for use by the Foodbank.
If you are a tax payer please download our gift aid form to help us raise even more money.
Thank you for your generosity.
How to volunteer
Wells Vineyard foodbank relies on the time of unpaid volunteers to collect food donated at local supermarkets, put together food parcels and deliver food parcels to people who are unwell or otherwise unable to collect food in person. We also welcome support from people who may be interested in helping with administrative tasks.
If you have regular spare time and would like to join our team of volunteers please email the Foodbank on firstname.lastname@example.org
Wells Vineyard Foodbank provides emergency food parcels to local people who have a referral voucher.