News – March 2019 [updated 15/03/2019]
Many thanks ….
Now the busyness leading up to Christmas is a distant memory, it seems that the demands on the Food bank have hardly slackened.
Fortunately with the dedication of our expanding volunteer membership and the amazing generosity of all our food and fund donors and sponsors we are still able to meet with those demands.
The other good news is that the new volunteers have enabled us to resume 5 day opening at Ashington .
Those of you who feel able to make food and groceries contributions then we would readily welcome produce such as;
Small tubs of Buttery Spread, Small Blocks of Cheese, Long Life Milk, Tinned of Vegetables, Packets of Potato Mash, Tins of Rice Pudding, Toilet Rolls
However this week our shelves are particularly empty of;
Tinned / packets of custard
If you are able to help with this particular item then they would be gratefully received.
Again many thanks to all of you who support us in so many different ways and if 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 email@example.com
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.
Throughout the past year Wansbeck Valley Food Bank [WVFB] has been able to supply around 15,000 day’s-worth of food at a value of £90,000 to local residents.
And if that figure is difficult to grasp then imagine that every day last year, in excess of forty people received a full days supply of food which adds up to almost 45,000 meals.!