August 5, 2016

Food Bank

We house the North Northumberland 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 organisation that can help. All contact is Private and Confidential.

Standard Opening Hours
Monday9:15am - 4:15pm
Tuesday9:15am - 4:15pm
Wednesday9:15am - 4:15pm
Thursday9:15am - 4:15pm
Friday9:15am - 4:15pm

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
  • Via Northumberland CAB
  • You can visit the Salvation Army
  • or you can contact NET’s where a referral can also be made
Christmas Opening Hours
Xmas Eve 9:15am - 12:00pm
Xmas DayCLOSED
Boxing DayCLOSED
Thursday 27th DecCLOSED
Friday 28th DecCLOSED
Monday 31st DecCLOSED
Tuesday 1st JanCLOSED

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 and many churches in the local area.

We currently require donations of:

Due to the donations given by Harvest Festivals throughout the area, we do not have any urgent requirements at the moment.

If you would prefer to make a cash donation then this is also appreciated and all money donated goes towards purchasing any food their 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.

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Distribution

2018 Figures
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
Jun24Dec

Demand for the foodbank did not subside during 2017 with a 10% increase in demand.

2017

Number of Parcels Given To Individuals Through 2017 324
Number of Christmas Parcels Given To Partner Organisations in 2017 61
Standard Parcels Given to Partner Organisations in 2017 18
Total Number of Parcels Given In 2017 403

2016

Number of Parcels Given To Individuals in 2016 205
Number of Christmas Parcels Given To Partner Organisations in 2016 68
Standard Parcels Given to Partner Organisations in 2016 92
Total Number of Parcels Given In 2016 365
Total Number of Parcels Given To Individuals in 2015 125
Total Number of Parcels Given To Partner Organisations in 2015 268
Total Number of Food Parcels Given In 2015 393
Total Number of Parcels Given To Individuals in 2014 47
Total Number of Parcels Given To Partner Organisations in 2014 133
Total Number of Food Parcels Given in 2014 180