***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.
|Monday||9:15am - 4:15pm|
|Tuesday||9:15am - 4:15pm|
|Wednesday||9:15am - 4:15pm|
|Thursday||9:15am - 3:00pm|
|Friday||9:15am - 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:
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:
Bars of Soap
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 2020||Number of Adults Supported||Number of Children Supported||Month||Parcels Given to Individuals in 2020||Number of Adults Supported||Number of Children Supported|
2018 & 2019
|Parcels Given to Individuals in 2018||Adults Supported in 2018||Children Supported in 2018||Parcels Given to Individuals in 2019||Adults Supported in 2019||Children Supported in 2019|
|Dec||43 Standard Parcels|
67 Christmas Parcels
|146||157||Dec||49 Standard Parcels|
45 Christmas Parcels
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 2015||133|
|Standard parcels given to partner organisations in 2017||18||Standard parcels given to partner organisations in 2016||365|