As we come to the start of a new financial year, the looming spectre of price rises and energy cost increases means your fantastic support for the community food pantry is needed more than ever. Please do keep your food donations coming – take a look at the list below for what we particularly need at the moment.

We want to make sure that the pantry is available to all those who are in need. To help with this, we’re linking up with AidBox Community ( a charity which provides support for refugees and people seeking asylum in Bristol, including those displaced by the war in Ukraine. Our partnership means that AidBox will direct people over to the CFP to take what they need, and we’ll also be supplying food donations to the charity in their Montpelier headquarters.

Do have a look at their website if you’re looking for ways to help those affected by the war: they are also seeking donations of household items to help people settle into new homes.

How can I help?

Please do keep telling those in need that the CFP exists and that they are welcome to use it!

We are always looking for donations too. Here is a list of items we DO AND DO NOT need at the moment. Please remember that we are unable to accept donations of fresh fruit or vegetables or baked items.

We DO need:

cleaning products

toiletries (shampoo/shower gel etc)

Sanitary towels


dried and tinned lentils

cooking oil

tinned fish




tea and coffee



We DO NOT need:

Baked Beans

Tinned Tomatoes

Pasta sauces



Rice pudding

Tinned fish



Where do I leave food donations?

Please put food donations either in the clear box labelled “Community Food Pantry Donation Box” at the back of the church or in the box outside the Presbytery.

How do I donate money?

There is a “Food Pantry” button on the Donation Point inside the church if you would like to make monetary donations by card. Or you can give cash to Mgr Massey or put it in an envelope through Jenny Glester’s door at 57 Egerton Road.

Thank you all for your support!

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