August 5, 2016

Food Bank

We are home to the Berwick Food Bank. The Food Bank is available to any household who may be in desperate need. 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.
Monday9:15am - 4:15pm
Tuesday9:15am - 4:15pm
Wednesday9:15am - 4:15pm
Thursday9:15am - 4:15pm
Friday9:15am - 4:15pm

Help and support will be offered depending on your situation, we offer advice, guidance and signposting to other organisations that will be able to assist.

All contact is Private and Confidential.

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
  • Through your local Sure Start
  • Referral from your local Northumberland CAB
  • You can visit the Salvation Army
  • or you can contact NET’s where a referral can also be made

Donations

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, Newcastle Building Society, Morrisons, Belford Co-op and many churches in the local area.

We currently require donations of:

Toiletries – Toothpaste, Soap & Deodorant

Tinned Vegetables

Tinned Meats including Stew & mince

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 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.


Distribution

2019

MonthParcels Given to Individuals in 2019MonthParcels Given to Individuals in 2019
Jan35Jul63
Feb51Aug54
Mar49Sep 51
Apr56Oct
May48Nov
Jun52Dec

2018
Although Figures in Aug show a decrease in the number of parcels given out, the number of children who benefited from a parcel has increased. School Holidays have played a major part in this increase and children not receiving Free School Meal entitlement.

MonthParcels Given to Individuals in 2018MonthParcels Given to Individuals in 2018
Jan35Jul33
Feb23Aug28
Mar28Sep 36
Apr16Oct31
May32Nov29
Jun24Dec43

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 2014 - 133
Standard parcels given to partner organisations in 2017 - 18 Standard parcels given to partner organisations in 2016 - 92 Total parcels given In 2015 - 393 Total parcels given in 2014 - 180
Total parcels given in 2017 - 403 Total parcels given in 2016 - 365