Team provide free food parcels

April 02 2020

A HELPLINE has been set up for Staple Hill and Mangotsfield residents who are struggling to afford basic food during the coronavirus outbreak.

Ward councillor Michael Bell announced details of the free food parcels service for people in crisis and has also appealed for donations from residents to support it. The service is a partnership between the Staple Hill Community Hub, the Staple Hill Salvation Army and the Staple Hill & Mangotsfield ward councillors.

The helpline will be staffed between midday and 5pm on Mondays and between 10am and 5pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Messages can be left at other times.

Food parcels can be picked up from the Salvation Army on Broad Street on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays between 11am and midday. Anyone who is unable to leave their home can have a parcel delivered.

The helpline number is 07434 737512 and the service can also be reached by email at or via a message to the Staple Hill Community Hub Facebook page.

Donations of long-life food such as tins and packets to help support the service can be dropped off at the Salvation Army on Broad Street at the times listed above or at the Bean Tree Cafe in Page Park while it is open.