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.
|Monday||9:15am - 4:15pm|
|Tuesday||9:15am - 4:15pm|
|Wednesday||9:15am - 4:15pm|
|Thursday||9:15am - 4:15pm|
|Friday||9:15am - 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:
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 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.
|Month||Parcels Given to Individuals in 2019||Month||Parcels Given to Individuals in 2019|
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.
|Month||Parcels Given to Individuals in 2018||Month||Parcels Given to Individuals in 2018|
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|