Across Bristol and South Gloucestershire, we (Bristol North West Foodbank, North Bristol & South Glos Foodbank and South & East Bristol Foodbank) have seen the need for our services drastically increase over the past few years.

We are partnering with The Trussell Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, who have launched a petition as part of the Guarantee our Essentials campaign. This campaign calls on the UK government to implement an Essentials Guarantee into Universal Credit.

Universal Credit should offer support to anyone in need of help, but here in Henleaze, Westbury and the surrounding areas, we’re seeing more and more people pushed to our doors because Universal Credit doesn’t cover the cost of life’s essentials, such as food and bills.

This isn’t right and must change.

Will you help guarantee our essentials?

Please sign the petition:

Your local Trussell Trust foodbank (Henbury Outlet & Southmead Outlet) are open weekly at Emmanuel Chapel (Satchfield Crescent, Henbury, Bs10 7BN) or at The Greenway Centre (Doncaster Road, BS10 5PY) to support members of the community who need our help. We operate using a referral system. To find out more or to help support our work check out our websites: