August 5, 2016

Food Bank

We house the North Northumberland Food Bank. The Food Bank is available to any household who is in desperate need. Mainly made up from a number of volunteers who give up their time to help, our staff also use their time to assist and provide the service.

The Food bank can be accessed in a number of ways:

You can contact or visit us directly. Click here for details.
You can be referred from a School, Doctor, Jobcentre or Social Services
You can contact Sure Start
You can visit Northumberland CAB where a referral can be made
You can visit the Salvation Army
You can contact NET’s where a referral can also be made


Help and support can be offered in order to help your situation and we offer advice, guidance and signposting to other organisation that can help.  All contact is Private and Confidential.


Donations are always welcome for the Food Bank.  We are always on the look out for non perishable food items, adult and children’s toiletries and we also try to keep a stock of cat and dog food as well.  We accept donations here at The William Elder Building, but you can also donate at Asda in Tweedmouth, Berwick Sure Start and many churches in the local area.

We would like to welcome on board the Newcastle Building Society on Hide Hill who have kindly offered to be a donation point for donations, Apart from ourselves this is the only donation point in the town centre…so fab news to have them on board.

We currently require donations of:

Tinned Fruit
Tinned Potatoes
Tinned Rice Pudding/Semolina/Custard
Tinned Meals i.e Stews,Pies, Chilli
Tinned Tomatoes
Jars/Packets Pasta Sauce
Packets of Rice

If you would prefer to make a cash donation then this is also appreciated and all money donated goes towards purchasing any food their is a shortage of and towards the rent of the room. If you would like to donate a sum of money, large or small then please get in touch or pop in and see us.

You can also donate via our My Donate Page. If you do donate using My Donate please leave a note on your donation to say it is a Foodbank donation. All donations remain completely anonymous.

Click to donate to Berwick Food Bank


Demand for the foodbank has not subsided and figures so far for 2017 are shown in the table.

Parcels Given to Individuals in 2017Month

During 2016 we changed the way we distributed parcels to partner organisation this was to give a more comprehensive service and to monitor data more effectively and accurately.

Number of Parcels Given To Individuals Through 2016 205
Number of Christmas Parcels Given To Partner Organisations Through 2016 68
Standard Parcels Given to Partner Organisations Through 2016 92
Total Number of Parcels Given In 2016 365

Figures for previous years:

Total Number of Parcels Given To Individuals Through 2015 125
Total Number of Parcels Given To Partner Organisations Through 2015 268
Total Number of Food Parcels Given In 2015 393

Total Number of Parcels Given To Individuals Through 2014 47
Total Number of Parcels Given To Partner Organisations Through 2014 133
Total Number of Food Parcels Given in 2014 180