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News – December, 2018

Many thanks ….

It’s still a little early to take stock of how many needy neighbours we have been able to help on the run up to Christmas but it is to know that this year the demands on the food bank have been unprecedented.

None of this would have been possible without  the incredible generosity of  all our volunteers, food and fund donors, and sponsors.

So on behalf of Wansbeck Valley Food bank a huge thanks to all of you  – enjoy this wonderful season of Christmas and hope to touch base with you in the new year

Meanwhile  WVFB will be closing down from 20th December 2018 and be open for business as usual Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

Again – many thanks

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:

Location Day Time Address
Ashington Monday- Wednesday and 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

… 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 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.  

 

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.

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