Welcome and Who We Are

News – Update

This year WVFB has experienced a huge increase in demand on our resources and at times it has been a struggle to keep the shelves filled with sufficient stocks of food.

From previous years’ experience we also know that in these weeks leading up to Christmas the demands on the food bank will inevitably be even more challenging.

Fortunately, the incredible generosity that exists in our community has always helped us to keep pace with these demands. In anticipation of the Christmas rush, Joan our warehouse manager has been making plans and has now established additional warehousing and is in the process of building up stocks.

In recent weeks, an incredible boost to this effort has been to see the miracle of vanload after vanload and cars filled with produce turning up at the warehouse.

It’s incredible to think that the children and teachers from local schools have not only recognised there are some of our neighbours in less fortunate circumstances but have made such an effort to offer them a helping hand.

So, to all our regulars and harvest gatherers from local congregations and schools go the heartfelt thanks of all our hard working volunteers and more importantly from so many grateful clients.

It’s been a privildge to meet and work with you all and know –

your generosity makes it possible to make such a difference in the lives of so many ….

Please keep in touch and should  you need to find us or make contact our opening hours are:

Location Day Time Address
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 wansbeckvalleyfoodbank@gmail.com

Progress Update

Catch up with all that’s been going on in recent months by downloading WVFB 2018 Annual Report

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 are a group of around 60 volunteers who 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.

This year we at  Wansbeck Valley Food Bank [WVFB] we are heading to supply around 20,000 day’s-worth of food at a value of £120,000 to local residents.

And if that figure is difficult to grasp then imagine that every day last year, something like fifty – sixty  people received a full days supply of food which adds up to almost 60,000 meals.!

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Helping anyone in the Wansbeck Valley area with an emergency need for food.

Harvest Gathering - Thanks to the astonishing generosity of all the local schools and congregations who thought to donate their Harvest collections to Wansbeck Valley Food Bank. All told they have collected well in excess of Two ton of food which will make a huge difference to the work of WVFB. Again many thanks