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NUFC Fans Donation Station… OPEN!

Since its grand opening on 28th April, our little corner of the Grainger Market has been another great success and show of wonderful support from the Toon Army and city of Newcastle. A place to drop off donations of food and cash, as well as an information hub, our Donation Station is also building up […]

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Grainger Market Grand Opening!

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We are delighted to announce the opening of our new city centre location! The iconic setting of Newcastle’s Grainger Market will be home to our little hub which will function as both a donation drop-off centre as well as an information point for those wishing to support our work, as well as those who may […]

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TOON STAR SERVES UP SUPPORT

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The support from Newcastle United has gone from strength to strength – as you may have heard, we had a recent visit from Toon midfielder Isaac Hayden! Not only did he spend time discussing life at our food bank and meeting our staff, volunteers and food bank users, he made the teas and dished up […]

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Safety First for Warehouse Volunteers

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Thanks to a generous donation from James Anthony Workwear, our fantastic warehouse volunteers can always put safety first! The Blaydon business supplied our team with well over £100 worth of equipment including hi-viz items, footwear and gloves. Warehouse manager Gemma said “It will really help to ensure our brilliant volunteers are protected and they are […]

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‘Geordies Helping Geordies’

We can’t believe we’re onto the third NUFC Fans Foodbank collection already! Building on the success of the first two, where over five tonnes of food donations were collected outside of St James Park, the next takes place on Saturday 11th March at 1pm onwards. The support from the fan community continues to grow and […]

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NUFC Match Day Collection!

As part of the NUFC Foodbanks initiative, there will be a donation point set up at this Saturday’s home match. The Toon Army are being asked to bring whatever they can (a tin, a packet or a bag full!) to drop off to our volunteers who will be opposite NINE Bar on Strawberry Place from […]

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NUFC show their support

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We are delighted to announce that today marks the start of a fantastic new relationship with Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST) and NUFC Fans United! To mark the occasion, they are hosting a fundraising evening tonight at the Tyneside Irish Centre at 7:30pm. The brilliant, award winning Ken Loach film “I, Daniel Blake” will be […]

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Donate food at Kingston Park Tesco

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From the 1st to 3rd December, our friends at Kingston Park Tesco will be hosting a food collection for West End Foodbank. Christmas can be a difficult time for individuals and families who are already managing on extremely tight budgets. The increased winter fuel bills, and the pressure of choosing between heating and eating, will sadly […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

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A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

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With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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