As a result of the proactive and giving nature of Bristol’s community, many groups have emerged to help get food to those in need during this time. To make sure that these groups are working together and sharing information, local ‘Anchor Organisations’ have been identified. These groups are locally designated as key points of contact for Bristol City Council, Feeding Bristol, Quartet and many other key citywide organisations. Staying connected with them ensures that efforts to support your community locally can be coordinated most effectively.

If you are working or volunteering for a community group or project – particularly if it’s food related – we advise you to connect with your local Community Anchor Organisation. This will help you to keep up to date with the most recent advice and information, and to work together with other groups in your region of the city. A list of these organisations by region can be found here:

Henbury & Brentry: Henbury & Brentry Community Council

Southmead: Southmead Development Trust

Avonmouth: Avonmouth Community Centre

Lawrence Weston: Ambition Lawrence Weston

Horfield: Horfield Together

Lockleaze: Lockleaze Neighbourhood Trust

Redcliffe: St Mary Redcliffe

Ashley: St Werburgh’s Community Centre

St Pauls: St Pauls Learning Centre

Southville and Bedminster: BS3 Community Centre

Windmill Hill: Windmill Hill City Farm

Easton: Up Our Street

Lawrence Hill: Wellspring Settlement

St George: St George Community Centre

Knowle and Filwood: Knowle West Health Park

Hartcliffe & Withywood/Bishopsworth: Hartcliffe & Withywood Community Partnership

Stockwood: Greater Stockwood Alliance

If you are getting food to the economically vulnerable, please make sure you are in contact with Feeding Bristol who are coordinating the citywide strategy for emergency food response. email info@feedingbristol.org.