How to get a Food Parcel
The food bank is there to assist people undergoing times of financial crisis. If you are in need of free emergency food, please visit one of the agencies below. Please telephone them first.
- Mendip Citizens Advice in 5 King Street Frome: 10.00 am – 2.00 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays. Tel: 03444 889623.
- If you are receiving assistance from the following agencies, they can also refer to the food bank: health professionals (Health Visitors, District Nurses, Mendip Health Connections etc), social workers, Frome Learning Partnership, Job Centre Plus, Aster clients: drop in surgery at Fair Frome every Thursday 1.30 – 4.00 pm.
They will ask you why you need this help. If you have evidence of need, please take it with you.
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 & Fri 10.00 – 13:00. 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, Westway Co-op, Tesco Express on Stonebridge, Barnados and Frome Funeralcare at Badcox and the Cheese & Grain
Contact details for our Furniture Bank:
Mobile: 07718 652991 Email: [email protected]
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 Mendip Citizens Advice, 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) and white goods, as listed below . Anything else, please ask:
- Single and double beds
- Mattresses if in good clean condition
- 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
- working washing machines
- working fridges & freezers
- table top cookers
- electric cookers
Fair Frome Furniture bank has been operating since April 2017. In that time we have had a steady flow of donated furniture and essential household items. We collect items ranging from double beds to microwave cookers, table lamps to duvet covers. We deliver items to householders who are in need of items to create a home. It is a referral scheme, like the food bank – so the system involves first visiting one of the referrers listed above, who in turn will email us the request. The need may be just one thing such as a wardrobe or a number of items for various rooms.
Our projects are all funded 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 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.
Fair Frome launches Food at Five
Two course hot meal – term time only & free to anyone on benefits (suggested donation £2 for others). No need to book, just turn up:
Monday 5 – 6 pm at the Key Centre
Wednesday 5 – 6 pm at Frome Football Club
Thursday 5 – 6 pm at Trinity Church Hall
For more information please call 01373 488578 or e mail: [email protected]
HOLIDAY ACTIVITY SCHEMES
In partnership with Frome Children’s Festival, Fair Frome offers two course lunches during all of the holidays – watch this space for the next holiday plans!