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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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Coronavirus April Update

These are uncertain times and there is a strong likelihood that all our lives and daily routines will be affected even further by the coronavirus outbreak.  Despite these circumstances Newcastle West End Foodbank will endeavour to keep our food distribution services operating where practical and safe to do so.  The people that use our services […]

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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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Coronavirus drives uncertainty over food supplies

Pictures of empty shelves in supermarkets, albeit temporary,  tell their own story about the uncertainty among consumers over food supplies – no matter the assurances from big retailers that their supply chains can cope with demand, fuelled by the coronavirus outbreak. “Panic is going to be more dangerous than the virus itself,” the chair of a […]

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Growing our own food

We’re sure Henry Dimbleby would love our kitchen garden beside our centre in Benwell Lane, which is fast developing. Last year vegetables grown in our raised beds were used by our volunteer kitchen cooks, who provide hot meals on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Barbara, inspiration behind the project, reports that sprouts and cabbages are slowly growing, […]

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