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:
|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
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.!