Family Food Action

FFA is a charity which aims to promote community engagement, awareness and relief of food poverty in Bristol, through local networking and the collection of food and other vital supplies for distribution to community partners working with families and children in poverty and in need.

How FFA works

FFA street collectors and individual donors bring donations of food and toiletries to the sorting hub each week on Tuesdays between 10.30 and midday.

The sorting hub is hosted by the Ardagh Community Trust on Horfield Common Kellaway Avenue BS6 7YL

Donations, including those bought with the financial donations e.g. eggs and dairy produce, are allocated according to our partners’ wish lists.

The donations are bagged up and loaded into volunteer drivers’ cars…

…and taken to the partner organisations for them to distribute to families in need or used to provide healthy meals.

Bulk orders of fresh fruit and vegetables funded by our financial donations are delivered direct to partners

Food is then used to produce meals (at Felix Road and the Vench), or distributed to families though weekly Food Clubs (at St Pauls, Southmead and the Vench) or through the school at (May Park.)

Find out more about how FFA was started, about our community partners and about what donations are requested

Watch our FFA ‘It’s a scandal’ video