News

Foodbank sees number of food parcels issued increase by 39% from the previous year

Newcastle West End Foodbank provides emergency food and welfare support for people and households who are experiencing financial hardship. This can be food or fuel poverty, benefits issues, debt issues or the cost of living crisis. The Charity operates a network of seven Foodbank centres and welfare hubs in the Newcastle City region (Benwell, Byker, […]

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BBC Documentaries

BBC Documentaries have been on site, gathering interviews and recordings of the day-to-day of the Foodbank. They published a segment on BBC News, highlighting what the Foodbank is like and following the life of Anita as one of our users. Watch here.

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On The One Show

We partnered up with The One Show and Recyke Y’Bike in the lead up to Christmas, supplying refurbished bikes to families just in time for the holidays. In December a segment of this cooperative effort was aired on The One Show, with footage taken in St James’ and St Silas’ Churches. Watch here.

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Our Autumn Newsletter

Our Autumn Newsletter is now available, with updates on our activities as we face some of our busiest months on record. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support in these challenging times. Please feel free to share this newsletter with your networks, you can click here to download a printable PDF version.  

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Reverse Advent Calendar Launch

In the run up to our busiest period, we’re launching our reverse advent calendar. To join in, we’re asking people to donate one item daily from our list of urgently needed items from 1st-24th Nov, which can then be dropped off at one of our drop-off points. These include our Benwell Lane office and many […]

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Our latest newsletter

Below is our summer newsletter with updates on our recent volunteer event, the pathways programme, and our current shopping list. Click here to download our July 2022 newsletter.

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Spring News Update

With the plight of the poorest – and those on average incomes – set to considerably worsen over the next year, the need for our food bank, and the services it provides, will become greater. Demand for our food will assuredly rise – at a time when donations are likely to fall. Rarely have a […]

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Some reflections on a busy year at the Foodbank.

We’re growing. From its roots in the West End of Newcastle, the foodbank has grown to embrace other parts of our proud city. It now operates six distribution centres across Newcastle, served by a central warehouse where donations are carefully sorted and food parcels prepared. Those roots are also – literally –  growing deeper into […]

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A special Christmas message from Newcastle United

A special Christmas message from Newcastle United stars Paul Dummett, Allan Saint-Maximin, Sean Longstaff & Isaac Hayden thanking everyone involved in helping us and The Newcastle West End Foodbank. Donate to our Winter Appeal here:

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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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