How you can help

Food poverty continues to be a significant challenge for so many in our community and more than ever they need our help.

We are acutely aware that the work of the food bank can only continue with the generous support of local people and businesses.

Here are some ways you can help us help those who are hungry today.

Harvest Celebrations

Last year local schools, churches and organisations donated in excess of two tons of food and groceries through their Harvest collections. This magnificent effort made such a difference to so many in our community.

Sadly, food poverty is an unwelcome reality in Northumberland but with your continuing generosity we can make a real and vital difference to those in this situation.

If you think you can help by organising a Harvest Event, then we would be glad to hear from you. Please contact us if you need further information or assistance to get Harvesting!

Individual Food Donations

If you are able to donate nonperishable food items or money to the project please drop them into our Warehouse during office hours at  Northgate Hospital

Morpeth Town Hall along with various community centres and churches and businesses in the area have collection baskets where food can be donated to us.

In addition, you may consider buying an extra item during your regular shop and dropping into one of our in-store collection points. Details of all the Food Bank collection points are as follows:

  • Sainsbury – Stobhill.  NE61 2SB
  • Morrison – Morpeth.  NE61 1HQ     
  • Asda, Ashington – NE63 9XG
  • Lidl, Morpeth – NE61 1PA
  • Poundland, Ashington – NE63 9UJ
  • Co-op, Loansdean Morpeth – NE61 2DR
  • Co-op, Pegswood – NE61 6UF
  • Co-op, Lynemouth – NE61 5TS
  • Co-op, Newbiggin –  NE64 6AD
  • Morpeth Town Hall – NE61 1LZ
  • Newcastle Building Society Morpeth – NE61 1HG
  • Co-op Funeral Directors – NE61 1BH

If you have difficulty identifying a drop off point please leave a message on our phone 07841 908 477 and we will get back to you with more information as soon as possible.

Postal Donations

Cash donations allow us to replenish our shelves with essencials. If you wish to send us a cheque please make it payable the Wansbeck Valley Food Bank CIO and post it to Wansbeck Valley Food Bank, Northgate Hospital, Morpeth. NE61 3BP.

Paying Directly into our Bank Account

The most effective way to give to the food bank is by making a regular donation.

Like you, if we know how much money’s coming in every month, then we know how to plan for the future. To set up a Standing Order with your bank please download this Standing Order form

If you are a UK Taxpayer please download and complete the Gift Aid Declaration so the Food Bank can reclaim tax on your donation. Send it to us at the address above or alternatively email it to

Online Donations

You can safely and securely make a one-off or regular donations using our online form. 

Helping anyone in the Wansbeck Valley area with an emergency need for food.