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Glastonbury and Street Bridging the Gap

The foodbank serving Glastonbury, Street and surrounding villages

Welcome to Glastonbury and Street Bridging the Gap. We are a local charity that provides food parcels and occasionally shelter packs to people facing a financial crisis to help bridge them through their difficult time. We were established by Churches Together in Glastonbury, a group of churches in the town. We distribute food throughout the BA6 and BA16 postcodes, only to those who have been referred by local agencies, including Social Services, care agencies and Citizens Advice.

On this site, you can find out more about how the service works, and ways in which you can get involved. For the latest news and updates about the foodbank, please visit our Facebook page.

Using the Service

The service is open to anyone living in BA6 or BA16 who needs it.

In order for us to provide you with food, you will need to be referred by an organisation or an individual that we recognise. For example, we accept referrals from Social Services, care agencies, Citizens Advice, schools, and GPs and other healthcare professionals.

Unlike many other foodbanks, Bridging the Gap is a delivery-only service, so you won't need to travel into to town to collect your food. We aim to deliver within 48 hours of receiving a referral.


Please support us with donations of non-perishable food.

In Glastonbury, you can bring your donations to any of the churches, or to our supermarket collection boxes in Morrisons and Earthfare. In Street, please bring your donations to our collection box in Lidl. Many of the churches in the wider coverage area of BA6 and BA16 will also take your donations, but please check with them first.

We have prepared lists of the goods that we welcome, and those that are in short supply, which you can find below. Please use them to help us balance our supply so that we in turn can provide a balanced food parcel. The lists are also available at our collection points.

Last update: June 2024
  • Long-life Fruit Juice
    orange, apple, pineapple
  • Jam
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Tinned and Packet Soup
  • Baked Beans
  • Tinned Vegetables
    peas, carrots, sweetcorn, green beans, tomatoes
  • Tinned Puddings
    sponge puddings, custard, rice pudding and similar

  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • UHT Milk
  • Long-life Non-dairy Milk
  • Squash
  • Breakfast Cereal
  • Instant Porridge
  • Porridge Oats
    500g or 1Kg
  • Marmalade
  • Marmite
  • Biscuits
  • Crackers
  • Cereal Bars
  • Sugar
  • Rice (1kg bags)
  • Microwave Rice
  • Pasta
  • Instant Mash
  • Gravy Granules
  • Pot Noodle
  • Vegan Meals
  • Ready Meals
    e.g. rice/pasta packets
  • Tinned Chickpeas/Lentils
  • Tinned Spaghetti / Macaroni
  • Tinned Meat Meals
    pies, stewed meat
  • Tinned Meat
    ham, luncheon meat, corned beef, spam
  • Tinned Fish
  • Tinned Fruit
    all types e.g. mandarins, peaches, pears, fruit cocktail
  • Instant Custard
  • Rice Pudding
  • Desserts
    Angel Delight, jelly cubes

If you wish to make a large food donation or hand over items collected by your organisation please contact us using the details below.

Cash donations are also welcome to defray the cost of fresh food purchased on the day the food parcels are delivered. If you are a UK taxpayer, you can boost the value of your cash donations by 25% by filling in a Foodbank Gift Aid form.


We rely on volunteers to keep the foodbank running. Could you help?

By volunteering at the foodbank, you will be helping us to provide a vital local service, and we hope you will find it interesting and rewarding work. If you are thinking about volunteering and would like to discuss what's involved, please get in touch.

We welcome enquiries from anyone who can help us with

  • Delivering food parcels
  • Collecting donations and emptying collecting boxes
  • Taking calls and arranging deliveries
  • Administration and publicity
  • Anything else!

Have a look at the volunteering roles you could help us with below. Which hat will you wear?

To apply, please download and complete our volunteer application form.

Contact Us

You can contact us:

Please note that we cannot accept requests for food from individuals in need, but only from the local referring agencies with whom we work.

Note for referring agencies

Please only make referrals by phone, using the number above. Referrals by email cannot be processed.