We continue to monitor the impact of the emerging epidemic and the latest precautionary measures. Our priority is to ensure the wellbeing and safekeeping of our volunteers/clients and make sure that food produce remains safe, and volunteer activities can continue as near normal as possible.
As part of our contingency measures, we have made the decision to close our distribution centres at Newbiggin and Ashington and replace them with a home delivery service. This arrangement appears be working well.
Since the lockdown began, demands on our services have significantly increased. Co-incidentally we are experiencing a substantial shortfall in individual food donations and difficulties in stock replenishment through normal commercial channels.
We are not at quite at crisis point yet and feel sure that with your help and support we can rise to these challenges.
Please consider buying even just one extra item each time you shop and put it in a collecting basket.
Our immediate stock replenishment needs this week are;
- Cartons of Long-Life Milk/Powdered Milk
- Tinned Meat, Fruit and Rice Puddings
Alternatively you can make a cash donation – bank details on How You can Help page.
These are challenging times but by working together – and in community – all things are possible. Thank you for your continuing support and generosity
Due to unpresidented demand we would much apreciate you contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Should this not be possible: Phone; 07841 908477
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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.!