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.
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
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.
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.
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|
Demand for the foodbank has not subsided during 2017 with a 10% increase in demand.
|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|
|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|