Thanks to everyone who contributed to make 2016 such a successfully year. At the moment we have a particular need for the following food stocks;
- Long Life Milk
- Dried Rice
- Fruit [tinned]
- Jars of Pasta Sauce
If you are able to donate any of these items please go to the Collection Points page on our website where you will find a list of contacts who will accept the donations on behalf of the Foodbank
Our last food parcels for 2015 have been delivered and as from from tomorrow [Monday 4th January] it will be business as usual for 2016. A big thank you to all those who gave so generously to the Food bank this past year. Without all your donations of Food and finance none of our work to support those in need would have been possible.
But our thanks also extend to those who have made such an important contribution by generously giving their precious time, energy and skills as members of the Food bank team. Again without your involvement none of our work would be possible
Again – THANKS TO ONE AND ALL and a happy New Year!!!!!
Peter who volunteers with us was challenged to fill a trolley with much needed items.
David the store manager also threw in some tubs of Quality Streets for all the volunteers.
Community champions from across south east Northumberland have been honoured at a gala presentation evening for Newcastle Building Society’s fifth annual Cornerstone of the Community Awards.
More than 150 invited guests attended the ceremony at Linden Hall Hotel, which was designed to recognise the invaluable contributions that local people and groups make across the area served by the Newcastle’s Morpeth and Ashington branches through their energy, enthusiasm and dedication
The Food bank was awarded runner up in the Bobby Robson Foundation Community Award.
But that’s not all because the “Volunteer Of The Year” was awarded to Pauline Thompson who’s not only involved with the Ashington side of the food bank distribution centre but also does some sterling work within the community
Well done everyone
Massive thanks to TEAM SUPREME from the Northumberland clubs for young people (part of the National Citizen programme)
As part of their social action challenge the team decided to raise funds for the Foodbank by doing a sponsored walk.They did this on one of the hottest days of the years (24 degrees )whilst wearing their onesies and raised a grand total of £529.
Pictured are the team members handing over the money to Foodbank volunteers Pauline Thompson,Jeff Harris and Debra Lyall.
Thank you so much for your generosity. You are all stars. The money will be used to help people in the Wansbeck area who are coping with difficult times