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August 5, 2016

Berwick Food Bank

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.

We have 2 Coronavirus Impact Reports. Click the links to view the documents:
Foodbank Coronavirus Impact Report, Issue 1
Foodbank Coronavirus Impact Report, Issue 2

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
Wednesday9:30am - 4:15pm
Thursday
2nd June
9:30am - 4:15pm
Closed
Friday
3rd June
9:30am - 2:00pm
Closed

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

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:

Toothbrushes
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.

You can now donate to us online via Local giving, either a one off donation or you can set up a monthly donation.


Distribution

2022
MonthParcels Given to Individuals and Partner OrganisationsNumber of Adults SupportedNumber of Children SupportedMonthParcels Given to Individuals and Partner OrganisationsNumber of Adults SupportedNumber of Children Supported
Jan506953Jul
Feb395622Aug
Mar416317Sep
Apr325221
Oct
MayNov
JunDec

2020 and 2021

20202021
Parcels Given to Individuals & External in 2020Adults Supported in 2020Children Supported in 2020Parcels Given to Individuals & External in 2021Adults Supported in 2021Children Supported in 2021
Jan566616Jan608013
Feb506431Feb709820
Mar709040Mar679322
Apr11314260Apr567223
May12517066May313414
Jun9612755Jun354315
July9111659July334121
Aug679861Aug334121
Sep628651Sep506524
Oct516227
140 Packed Lunches
Oct455210
Nov536741Nov384939
Dec63 Standard Parcels
60 Christmas Hampers Parcels
81
67
34
91
Dec46 Standard Parcels
30 Christmas Hampers Parcels
110125

2018 and 2019

20182019
Parcels Given to Individuals in 2018Adults Supported in 2018Children Supported in 2018Parcels Given to Individuals in 2019Adults Supported in 2019Children Supported in 2019Children Supported in 2020
Jan354214Jan35503216
Feb233112Feb51613231
Mar283619Mar49632640
Apr16218Apr56773260
May324321May48702266
Jun243511Jun52672855
Jul33447July63853959
Aug283624Aug54732561
Sep 365120Sep51613151
Oct313823Oct40512127
140 Packed Lunches
Nov293823Nov48662241
Dec43 Standard Parcels
67 Christmas Parcels
146157Dec49 Standard Parcels
45 Christmas Parcels
11811134
91

Distribution from 2014 – 2017

Parcels given to Individuals in 2017 324Parcels given to Individuals in 2016205Parcels given to Individuals in 2015125Parcels given to Individuals in 201447
Christmas parcels given in 2017 61Christmas parcels given in 2016 68Parcels given to partner organisations in 2015 268Parcels given to partner organisations in 2015 133
Standard parcels given to partner organisations in 201718Standard parcels given to partner organisations in 2016 365