Our Projects

Contact details for our Furniture Bank:  

Mobile: 07718 652991   Email:   fairfromefurniture@gmail.com

Our Furniture bank co-ordinator, Victoria, works 1.00 pm – 5.00 pm Tues, Weds and Thurs & 9.00 am -1.00 pm Fridays

Landline: 01373 488578

If you know of a family or an individual who are struggling to create a home, encourage them to contact a professional body such as the Citizens Advice, the Job Centre Plus or a health professional where their needs can be assessed. It may be possible for them to then benefit from the Fair Frome Furniture Bank.

We are collecting essential furniture (not flat pack), as listed below.  Anything else, please ask:

  • Single and double beds
  • Mattresses if in good clean condition
  • Wardrobes
  • Chests of drawers
  • Bedside tables
  • 2 seater sofas and small armchairs (these do need to have fire labels)
  • Dining tables
  • Dining chairs
  • Small electrical items – especially microwaves, kettles, toasters.
  • Saucepans and frying pans in good condition
  • Crockery sets
  • Cutlery sets

 

Fair Frome Furniture bank has now been up and running for 6 weeks. In that time we have had a steady flow of donated furniture and essential household items. We have been travelling around Frome in the grey van picking up items ranging from double beds to microwave cookers, table lamps to duvet covers. We will be delivering these to householders, who are referred to us by a professional body, who are need of items to create a home. The need may be just one thing such as a wardrobe or a number of items for various rooms. What is important is that people are given the chance to live in comfort and dignity.

Our projects are all funding through grant, trust and community fundraising and are delivered by a team of volunteers.  We are looking for Volunteers who support our aims and ethos who can drive the van and make furniture deliveries on a regular basis.  If you have a clean driving licence, are used to heavy lifting and experienced at driving a long wheel base van, please contact us.

 

Community Dining

Community dining events support the community to come together to enjoy a free meal, socialise, meet new people, and learn more about healthy cooking on a budget. These events are not only for eating – they provide a really friendly environment and nurture a sense of community between the wonderful people that attend, volunteer and enjoy them.

To find out more about these events enter your email address here and we’ll keep you up to date.

 

Food Bank

How to get a Food Parcel

If you or someone you know are in need of free emergency food, enough for three days to help in a crisis go to :

  • Citizens Advice Centre in 5 King Street Frome: 10.00 am  – 2.00 pm, Mondays Wednesdays or Fridays
  • Get Set Service at Frome Key Centre (attached to Christchurch School). 9.00 am – 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday. 
  • The YMCA in Palmer Street, Frome  1 – 5 pm, Monday – Friday.

They will ask you why you need this help.

You will be issued with a food voucher, which requires some basic information to be filled out.

You will then be able to visit Fair Frome Food Bank for a grocery top-up:

  • Fair Frome Food Bank, Frome Town Hall Christchurch St West.  Mon, Weds and Fri 10.00 am – 12 noon.  Tel:  01373 488578.

 

How to Donate Food:

Donations of dried or tinned food can be made at the following locations:

ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Frome Whole Foods, ASDA, The Co-op in Westway Precinct, Tesco on Stonebridge, Barnardo’s and Co-op Funeral Care at Badcox.

 

 

A Big Thank You to: