We are home to the Berwick Food Bank. The Food Bank is available to any household who is in desperate need. Mainly made up from a number of volunteers who give up their time to help, our staff also use their time to assist and provide the service.
Help and support can be offered in order to help your situation and we offer advice, guidance and signposting to other organisations that can help. All contact is Private and Confidential.
The Food bank can be accessed in a number of ways:
|Standard Opening Hours
N.B The foodbank is often busy and sometimes you may be given a timeslot 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|
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 and many churches in the local area.
We currently require donations of:
Long Life UHT 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 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.
You can also donate via our My Donate Page. If you do donate using My Donate please leave a note on your donation to say it is a Foodbank donation.
All donations remain completely anonymous.
|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|