Charity (no. 1161395)

Gateshead Foodbank

"Providing emergency food for Gateshead people in financial crisis since October 2012"

Who We Help, Why We Help & the Difference It Makes

Gateshead Foodbank is a member of the national network of Trussell Trust foodbanks and we began helping people in our local community in October 2012.


We are run entirely by volunteers and without their hard work, dedication & support, we simply would not be able to function or exist.


In a typical week, we help & support around 150 people across Gateshead by providing them with emergency supplies of food and toiletries.  We distribute about 1.5 tonnes of food per week to local people in crisis.

Our Services Are

Free

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What We Do

How Foodbanks Work:

1. Food is donated - Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in date food.

2. Food is sorted & stored - Volunteers sort food to check that it's in date and then send the food from our warehouse to our three distribution centres across Gateshead, ready to be given to local people in need.

3.  Professionals identify people in need - Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and others to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.

4. Clients receive food - Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days' emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a warm drink and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve the longer term problems.

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Volunteer

You can help your local foodbank in the following ways:


* DONATE FOOD - Call our warehouse for more details @ 07496 840 722

* DONATE MONEY @ justgiving.com/gateshead-foodbank

* VOLUNTEER - Call our Volunteer Coordinator for more details @ 07496 840 720 or visit  gateshead.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/volunteer

* PARTNER WITH US - Your

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Additional Info

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