News

A Message of Help

One of our volunteers, Monju Meah has worked with a brilliant film and animation studio – Yard B Studios – to create a short video to deliver a message of help in response to the COVID19 crisis. View and please share across your networks!

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2.6 Campaign at home challenge

Calling all home heroes! Kicked off on 26 April – what should have been the date for the 40th London Marathon – you are invited you to dream up an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise around this. You could complete 26 laps around at the garden, scooter or roller skates, […]

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Monthly Donations Help to Sustain Our Services

An increasing number of people who make online donations to the Foodbank are doing so by making a monthly commitment. These regular donations help people to plan for their charity giving and provide the charity with a reliable donation stream to sustain services, which is more critical now as we see demand for emergency food […]

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Thank You NHS

Everyone at the Foodbank would like to say a heartfelt “Thank You” to the NHS, local businesses, and the public for supporting our charity in these difficult times. We have received donations from staff at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, the local businesses community and university clubs, each holding fundraisers and many other initiatives to raise […]

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NUFC Fans Foodbank

Over the years, NUFC Fans’ Foodbank volunteers have become part of the landscape on Strawberry Place before home games kick-off at St James Park. The NUFC Fans’ Foodbank have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of food poverty and have raised much needed food donations and funding from match-day collections. Since the Covid-19 crisis and the […]

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Expanding into the East End

In the space of barely one month our food bank, which traditionally, served mainly the west end of Newcastle – has been transformed into a city-wide service helping the growing ranks of the neediest. In an unprecedented operation, we are working with a wide range of partners to co-ordinate help across the city in a […]

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Foodbank May Update

The Government lockdown to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 came into effect on 23rd March and all of our lives changed that day.  Social-isolation and social-distancing began to form part of our every-day conversations and many people retreated to the relative safety of their homes. At the Foodbank this new reality meant that our daily […]

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A Volunteers View…

A volunteer’s view on keeping the doors open at Newcastle West End Foodbank. Food banks like ours are literally a lifeline for the hungry and often for the penniless. As one of the busiest food banks in the UK, we have managed to keep operating during this crisis – the biggest health emergency in 100 […]

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Information for referral agencies and community partners

We want to let you know about the changes that will take place at our foodbank following the coronavirus guidance issued by the government. As we know, foodbanks are experiencing increased demand over the last few years and have become an essential community service to support people in times of crisis. It is our aim […]

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Newcastle united by community response to Coronavirus

The support and donations we have received from the general public and business community in response to the impact of Coronavirus on the vulnerable sections of our communities has been inspirational. From leading high street stores to small corner cafes, each facing their own challenges and having to temporarily stop trading, have donated their perishable […]

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