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Bristol Goods

Bristol Goods is a food-led service for people at risk of homelessness. For a small membership fee, our food clubs provide nutritious and affordable food that allows our members’ weekly budget to go further. In addition to the obvious impact of the food itself, Bristol Goods provides resources that open up access to advice and support on subjects beyond food. Trained staff from our Early Doors project and partner agencies often attend to offer information on housing, energy bills, mental health and more. 

Alongside the food and support provided, our members experience a sense of community with others who are experiencing similar barriers. We organise a monthly communal meal where anyone can come along to a warm and welcoming space, mixing with other community members with the option to chat to our specialist workers about their housing and any difficulties they are experiencing.

Since Bristol Goods’ inception in 2021, we have launched food clubs in locations where we know people face tough challenges around the rising cost of living and increasing housing insecurity. Currently Bristol Goods food clubs operate in Hartcliffe and Withywood, as well as city centre locations targeted at specifically at-risk groups. 

Our volunteers support the team with food pick-ups, organising stock and facilitating the food clubs. If you are interested in volunteering for this service and available midweek in the daytime or evening, please email volunteer@caringinbristol.org.uk  

For more info about Bristol Goods in action read our blog about their work.

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