Donate Food

Want to donate food to the Genesis Trust?

At the Genesis Trust, we have four food projects across Bath to help vulnerable and homeless adults.

There are three main ways that you can donate food to us:

1. Donate to Bath Foodbank


The Trussell Trust have specifically designed a shopping list to ensure people in an emergency receive all the nutrients and energy that they need.

Please see the  list below and feel free to donate as much or as little from the list as you like. The quantities are adapted for individuals, small and large families.

You may want to print out the list to keep in your diary as a reminder when you’re next at the supermarket. Please find the printable Foodbank Shopping List here.

Foodbank Shopping List

Milk (UHT or powdered)
Sugar (500g)
Fruit juice (carton)
Pasta sauces
Sponge pudding (tinned)
Tomatoes (tinned)
Rice pudding (tinned)
Tea Bags/instant coffee
Instant mash potato
Tinned meat/fish
Tinned fruit
Biscuits or snack bars


Our main Bath Foodbank distribution centres are at  Manvers St Baptist Cafe and Rose Cottage in Twerton. Our warehouse is based in Bathampton.

To drop off food at our collection points across the city, please go to:

– Manvers St Baptist Church Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JW (Mon to Fri 12pm to 2pm)

– Morrisons, York Place, London Road, Bath, BA1 6AE (every day 8am – 9pm)
Love Weston Cafe, Moravian Hall, High Street, Weston, Bath (Fridays 9 am – 3pm)

– St Michael’s Without Cafe, Broad Street, BA1 5LJ (Mon to Sat 10am to 4pm)

– Our Furniture Project 31A West Avenue, Oldfield Park BA2 3QB (Mon to Fri 9am – 4pm)

2. Donate surplus food if you’re a local restaurant or cafe

Businesses such as Pret a Manger in Bath provide our Soup Run project with surplus food.

Perhaps you are a catering company or a restaurant who no longer needs some of their stock.

If you would be interested in donation to our food projects, please contact Caleb on 01225 463549.


3. Buy our Genesis vouchers and ensure rough sleepers get fed.

Our Genesis voucher scheme allows vulnerable adults in Bath to receive food for as little as 50p.

If you’re an individual, why not spend £5 on ten vouchers and whenever you walk past a rough sleeper, you can offer a voucher instead of cash. One voucher will  buy a bacon sandwich at our Lunch Box project, 2 vouchers  buys a more substancial meal at Lunchbox, or a two course meal at our Sunday Centre.

If you are a local organisation, why not buy our vouchers in bulk?  If you are a retail outlet you could sell them in store or if your firm is office based, you could  encourage your employees to buy them?

The vouchers hold a monetary value of 50p each, which is donated straight back into our work – so it’s a win / win for everyone! To find out more about our vouchers go to our Genesis Trust Voucher page.


Want to Know More About Our Food Projects?

To find more about our food projects in Bath,

Soup Run

Lunch Box

Sunday Centre

Bath Foodbank