We run four volunteer-led food projects which are used by rough sleepers and vulnerable people on low incomes. in the past 12 months our volunteers have provided over 16,000 meals to people in need.

We also provide vouchers which the public can buy to give to rough sleepers who can exchange them for hot food at our Lunch Box and Sunday Centre projects. To find where you can buy them , visit the  Genesis Trust Vouchers page.

Soup Run

Teams from 15 Bath churches have been working together via a rota to provide free soup and sandwiches every night of the year – even Christmas Day.

Where they meet: Cattle Market Car Park next to Hilton Hotel on Walcot Street.

When: Every night from 7pm

Lunch Box

We provide a range of hot bacon/ egg sandwiches and full fry ups from 50p and £1 (equivalent to 1 or 2 Genesis vouchers).

Where they meet: St Michael’s Church Crypt, Broad Street

When: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Sunday Centre

Our Sunday Centre provides companionship and hot meals for £1 (equivalent to 2 Genesis vouchers) every Sunday.

Where they meet: Nexus Methodist Church, Nelson Place

When: Sundays, 1pm – 3pm ( meals served up till 2.30)

Bath Foodbank

Bath Foodbank was set up in September 2011. It has its own website but we handle all volunteer enquiries on its behalf. ( Tel 01225 463549).

Vouchers for Foodbank can be obtained from the One Stop Shop on Manver’s Street OR from GP’s, health visitors and other welfare agencies in Bath.

Bath Foodbank centres

Café at The Centre – Manvers Street Baptist Church, Manvers Street, Bath BA1 1JW

Opening hours: Monday to Friday 12pm – 2pm (except Bank Holidays, Easter & Christmas)
Rose Cottage Community Centre and Cafe – High Street, Twerton

Opening hours: Monday 6pm – 7pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30am – 10.30am

St Barnabas Church – Mount Road, Southdown

Opening hours: Mondays 12pm – 2pm (except Bank Holidays)

 Food Collections:

Our supermarket bins located in Sainsburys, Waitrose and Morrisons continue to bring in regular donations to keep stock levels replenished.

  • Satisfied customers at our nightly  Soup Run

    Satisfied customers at our nightly Soup Run

  • Ordering a meal at Lunch Box

    Ordering a meal at Lunch Box

  •  A foodbank volunteer at our distribution centre

    A foodbank volunteer at our distribution centre

  • A hot meal at Sunday Centre

    A hot meal at Sunday Centre

Our Impact:

Our food projects tend to be the first point of contact for vulnerable adults in Bath. There is a transient population so our impact is difficult to measure. Clients often use a number of our other projects. However we know that in 2015/16 we served:

  • 16,000 meals at Sunday Centre, Lunch Box and Soup Run
  •  provided Food for 24,ooo meals to 1,856 individuals, including 549 children via Bath Foodbank
Want to Donate Food?

To find out what kind of food can be donated please visit Bath Foodbank website as it’s regularly updated