News – April 30, 2018
We’re on the move ….
Delighted to have now picked up the keys to our brand new central distribution warehouse and administration center. After being based in Dacre Street for nearly five years, we have taken the exciting step of moving to a much larger and self-contained warehouse facility just north of Morpeth.
Over the past few weeks the team have been busily involved in setting up and organising the much improved warehouse and office facility which is located within the site of Northgate Hospital.
Stocks have now been transferred up to Northgate and already we are starting to appreciate having more space to get better organised. The improved road links north of Morpeth should also be a huge help to us and our clients in the surrounds of the Wansbeck Valley.
So it’s business as usual from 30th April and if you need to find us and opening hours are:
|Ashington||Monday-Friday||13.00 – 15.00||Holy Sepulchre Church Hall, Station Road (across the road from the church)|
|Lynemouth||Delivery by special arrangement|
|Morpeth||Monday-Friday||13:00 – 15:00||Northgate Hospital, Morpeth NE61 3BP|
|Newbiggin||Wednesday and Thursday||13:00 – 15:00||Church Hall, Simonside Terrace, Newbiggin NE61 6PU|
|Pegswood||Delivery by special arrangement|
We can be contacted by phone – 07841 908477 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
… and now the Challenge is this ….
Throughout the past year Wansbeck Valley Food Bank [WVFB] has been able to supply something in excess of 13,000 day’s-worth of food to local residents.
And if that figure is difficult to grasp then imagine that every day last year, thirty-six people received a full days supply of food which adds up to almost 40,000 meals.!
Now none of this could have been done without your help and generosity of food and funding but now a new and immediate post-Christmas challenge lies ahead.
Shelves to restock combined with so many of our clients finding purses empty.
This week we would be grateful for donations of;
Small tubs of Buttery Spread, Small Blocks of Cheese, Long Life Milk, Tins of Carrots, Tins of Sweetcorn, Packets of Potato Mash, Tins of Rice Pudding, Toilet Rolls
In addition Shower gel, Shampoo, Toothpaste, and small Bars of Chocolate would be gratefully received.
VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED!!
The project needs even more volunteers, including drivers, so if you are able to give a few hours on a regular basis, preferably at least twice a month, please contact:
• 07841 908 477
And remember your help will make a difference.
Meeting Urgent Need for Food
Who are we?
Wansbeck Valley Food Bank is a local charity set up to help prevent and relieve poverty or financial hardship by providing food with your help.
Where are we?
We operate out of several sites in the Wansbeck Valley Area of Northumberland. Please see the Distribution Centres page for details of locations and opening times.
What do we do?
We collect your generous donations and store non-perishable food to be able to issue food parcels to individuals in financial hardship who have been referred to us by one of our many referring professional organisations and individuals. The bags provide food for a minimum of three days.