2018 and the way forward ….
We all know that Christmas inevitably comes with such high expectations. Sadly in the run up to Christmas 2017 the demands on Wansbeck Valley Food Bank were unprecedented such that at one stage we wondered if would be able to keep up with requests for assistance.
Incredibly that demand was matched in equal by the overwhelming generosity of so many. We have been both staggered and humbled by the quantity of food donated from so many individuals, families and organisations.
To all of you who have helped keep the food bank operating we cannot thank you enough. Your thoughtfulness and generosity speak volumes about what’s good in our community.
The same goes for all our dedicated volunteers who have worked so hard and given so much of their precious time – a huge Thank-You!
… 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
As from 2nd January 2018 our 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||New Life Church, Dacre Street|
|Newbiggin||Wednesday and Thursday||13:00 – 15:00||Church Hall, Simonside Terrace, Newbiggin NE61 6PU|
|Pegswood||Delivery by special arrangement|
Linda Fugill is our Wansbeck Valley Food Bank project manager and can help you get started! 07841 908477 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.