Eligible school children in Nailsea can receive a free bag of food during the summer school holidays thanks to Nailsea Community Group.
One bag of food per child can be picked up from No.26 Somerset Square in a scheme run by the volunteers at Nailsea Community Group. Children must be eligible for Free School Meals to receive a food bag.
The bag of food may contain groceries like:
The scheme currently covers eligible students from local schools including Nailsea School, Backwell School, Hannah More & Grove, Golden Valley, Kingshill, St Francis and Ravenswood.
If your children do not qualify for Free School Meals and you are concerned about food over the school holidays, contact the group as they may still be able to help. Alternatively, read the below section on Nailsea Community Larder, which provides free food that would have otherwise been wasted.
To register your interest in the scheme, fill in this form and the group will contact you.
If you have any questions about the scheme, contact the group via firstname.lastname@example.org or pop by No.26 Somerset Square during opening hours.
The Nailsea Community Larder is an initiative to reduce the amount of food that is wasted. All local residents are welcome to visit the larder (at No.26 Somerset Square) during opening hours and take surplus food. The larder often has plenty of fruit, vegetables and bread, as well as tins and other food stuffs. Non-edible items are also donated to the larder by local businesses.
The larder is open to all, so parents worried about food during the holidays whose children are not eligible for the bag of food can also obtain free food here. The Nailsea Community Larder Facebook page is regularly updated with what is available at the larder, as well as relevant recipes and meal ideas.
Nailsea Community Larder is open Monday-Saturday from 10am. See the opening hours below.