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August 5, 2016

Food Bank

***Temporary Changes to Food Bank Service***

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak we have had to make a few changes to how we operate the food bank. We are still open to support those on a low income or with financial issues, but the building is closed. Anyone wishing to access the service should call us first on 01289 303366 to undertake a telephone interview before being asked to collect their parcel. Anyone wishing to donate items to the food bank can still do so directly to us, please ring the bell and a member of staff will deal with your donation.

Please be patient with us during this time, we are running on lower staff numbers as normal.

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 - 3:00pm
Friday9:15am - 3:00pm

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 have a shortage of:

Bread
Eggs
Butter
Stock Cubes
Jam
Rice
Bars of Soap
Shampoo
Red Lentils

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

2020
MonthParcels Given to Individuals in 2020Number of Adults SupportedNumber of Children SupportedMonthParcels Given to Individuals in 2020Number of Adults SupportedNumber of Children Supported
Jan566616Jul
Feb506431Aug
MarSep
AprOct
MayNov
JunDec

2018 & 2019

20182019
Parcels Given to Individuals in 2018Adults Supported in 2018Children Supported in 2018Parcels Given to Individuals in 2019Adults Supported in 2019Children Supported in 2019
Jan354214Jan355032
Feb233112Feb516132
Mar283619Mar496326
Apr16218Apr567732
May324321May487022
Jun243511Jun526728
Jul33447July638539
Aug283624Aug547325
Sep 365120Sep516131
Oct313823Oct405121
Nov293823Nov486622
Dec43 Standard Parcels
67 Christmas Parcels
146157Dec49 Standard Parcels
45 Christmas Parcels
118111

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