Last year, Wansbeck Valley Food Bank [WVFB] we supplied 115,113 meals to 3416 children and 6309 adults. The total value of these meals being £230,226.
Such has been the recent increase in demand combined with rising food costs we are on course in 2023 to supply 136815 meals valued at £498,000.
The food bank has been in operation since 2013 and in all that time has operated on an entirely voluntary basis. However, by 2018 the scale of our operation had grown to such an extent as to place unreasonable demands on core members of our management team.
To ease those burdens and to provide an effective and efficient service to our clients we now employ two salaried food bank co-ordinators.
Wansbeck Valley Food Bank is an independent local charity set up to help prevent and relieve poverty or financial hardship. We are a member of IFAN which is a UK network of independent food aid providers.
We operate in association with local social services and other professional agencies.
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.