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Lockdown statement : 4/1/21

Fair Frome has been extremely busy since the pandemic began. We recognise the practical and emotional strain this is having on our local community and inevitably this is hitting those who are already struggling hardest. We have increased the levels of services we are providing and the ways in which we are delivering them to reach as many people as possible and ensure our staff and volunteers are as safe as they can be. The current lockdown and the uncertain future will continue to increase local need and stress.

For the moment, the Food Bank is our main priority and we are working as hard as we can to ensure that this can keep going and cope with demand.

The Furniture Bank is closed apart from the delivery of absolutely essential items for clients and extreme cases, e.g. Domestic Abuse. No collections at present. Contact [email protected] or 07718 652991.

Food at Five Takeaway hot meals are continuing 3 days per week every week.  Hot and nutritious meals with Vegetarian option always available.

  • Mondays at Mount Community Hut  
  • Wednesdays at the Cricket Club 
  • Thursdays at Trinity Church Hall car park

These are free to anyone on benefits or low income. Just turn up.

IF YOU NEED HELP

To get help from the Food Bank, you need a referral.

These can come from Citizens Advice, Job Centre Plus, health visitors, Mendip Health Connections, Frome Learning Partnership family support workers, your child’s school, your housing association, Frome Medical Practice or social services.  Even where offices are closed, telephone lines are open.

IF YOU WANT TO HELP

Please donate any long-life food you can at our donation points, in Asda, Sainsburys, Westway Co-op, Badcox Co-op, Tesco Express, Lidl, Coventry Building Society, and Frome Wholefoods.  

If you can’t get to the supermarket, please think about giving us some money by using the local giving link on the right and gift aiding where possible so we can buy food.

At the moment we have enough volunteers but will update this page if that changes.

Thank you for all your support so far. We couldn’t do any of this without the support of our local community.