The building is now open to the general public, if you require assistance from the Food Bank or have a donation, please enter reception and press the bell on the door at the bottom of the stairs, alternatively press the Buzzer for us on the wall panel next to the door to the corridor. A member of staff will come down and see you.
Berwick Food Bank is available to any household who may be in crisis or have financial restrictions. The service is predominantly made up from a number of volunteers who give up their time to make the service sustainable, but our staff also use their time to assist and provide the service.
|Food Bank Opening Hours
N.B The foodbank is often busy and sometimes you may be given a timeslot or asked to wait if staff are busy with other customers.
|Monday||9:30am - 4:15pm
|Tuesday||9:30am - 4:15pm|
|Wednesday||9:30am - 4:15pm|
|9:30am - 4:15pm
|9:30am - 2:00pm
Help and support will be offered depending on your situation, our aim is to help you through the crisis you are facing, this may be through our own advice, guidance and support as well as signposting to other organisations that will be able to assist with more complex needs.
All contact is Private and Confidential.
The Food bank can be accessed in a number of ways:
- by contacting or visiting us directly here at The William Elder Building.
- by speaking with a teacher at your child’s school.
- your GP practice, Jobcentre or Social Services
- by Sure Start they will contact us on your behalf.
- via the Northumberland CAB if you are working with them.
- the Salvation Army will help you direct or contact us to assist you.
- or you can also contact NET’s who will assist you and get in touch with us
Donations are always welcome for the Food Bank. We are always grateful to receive non perishable food items, adult and children’s toiletries and we also try to keep a stock of cat and dog food to support those with pets at home.
We accept donations here at The William Elder Building, The Newcastle Building Society, Asda and Tesco also have collections points. We are now also taking donations of fresh fruit and vegetables, these can be donated at Tesco Berwick in the collection box. We suggest items such as apples, pears, carrots, swede and other longer lasting items.
We are running short of the following items:
2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner
Long life milk
If you would prefer to make a cash donation then this is also appreciated and all money donated goes towards purchasing any food there is a shortage of, the extra support given around the issues of the customer and also 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.
|Month||Parcels Given to Individuals and Partner Organisations||Number of Adults Supported||Number of Children Supported||Month||Parcels Given to Individuals and Partner Organisations||Number of Adults Supported||Number of Children Supported|
2020 and 2021
|Parcels Given to Individuals & External in 2020||Adults Supported in 2020||Children Supported in 2020||Parcels Given to Individuals & External in 2021||Adults Supported in 2021||Children Supported in 2021|
140 Packed Lunches
|Dec||63 Standard Parcels|
60 Christmas Hampers Parcels
|Dec||46 Standard Parcels|
30 Christmas Hampers Parcels
2018 and 2019
|Parcels Given to Individuals in 2018||Adults Supported in 2018||Children Supported in 2018||Parcels Given to Individuals in 2019||Adults Supported in 2019||Children Supported in 2019||Children Supported in 2020|
140 Packed Lunches
|Dec||43 Standard Parcels|
67 Christmas Parcels
|146||157||Dec||49 Standard Parcels|
45 Christmas Parcels
Distribution from 2014 – 2017
|Parcels given to Individuals in 2017||324||Parcels given to Individuals in 2016||205||Parcels given to Individuals in 2015||125||Parcels given to Individuals in 2014||47|
|Christmas parcels given in 2017||61||Christmas parcels given in 2016||68||Parcels given to partner organisations in 2015||268||Parcels given to partner organisations in 2015||133|
|Standard parcels given to partner organisations in 2017||18||Standard parcels given to partner organisations in 2016||365|