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Help into autumn

It’s been a busy summer at the food bank – hungry people, and families, needing help, and children on holiday. Naturally, we couldn’t operate without generous donations from individuals, organisations and businesses. Thanks to them, food stocks in our warehouse are meeting demand, for which many thanks to our supporters. But, naturally, we have to be […]

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Graduate’s foodbank app recognised with entrepreneurship award

A Newcastle University graduate has won an award for his social enterprise project helping connect foodbanks with the communities they support. Masitano Sichone received the Duke of York Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Spareable– an app that lets community foodbanks send out notifications when essential items are low in numbers, helping them optimise […]

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We need your help!

Summer means holidays for some – yet demand for food among those not so lucky rises, with children at home and more mouths to feed. That puts more pressure on Newcastle West End Food Bank, one of the busiest in the country. Here’s why. Donations fall in the summer at a time when more vulnerable people, […]

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Foodbank grows own produce for use in meals

Alan Wear and his team from Nature’s Landscapes at Newcastle City Council have helped us to transform our Benwell Lilia Foodbank Garden. We’ve put in wheelchair friendly beds, improved access, and planted vegetables, fruit and flowers to use in our meals and to give to our clients. We’re hoping our clients, volunteers and supporters will […]

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Northumbria students help celebrate Food Bank volunteers

Our Food Bank is the largest in the UK, feeding over 40,000 each year but relying entirely on donations and the support of volunteers. To show our gratitude to the people at the very core of our organisation we held a special event at the Marriott Hotel MetroCentre, expertly organised by Tourism and Events Management […]

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UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston delivers damning report on poverty in the UK

“The UK is the world’s fifth largest economy, it contains many areas of immense wealth, its capital is a leading centre of global finance, its entrepreneurs are innovative and agile, and despite the current political turmoil, it has a system of government that rightly remains the envy of much of the world. It thus seems […]

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Toonaid Jerseys, tshirts and hoodies in aid of Newcastle West End Foodbank!

Toonaid have launched a range of jerseys, tshirts, hoodies and polo shirts all in aid of Newcastle West End Foodbank! Stock is limited so order now to avoid disappointment! Email [email protected] to place your order. Puma Football Jersey (short sleeve)- £30 Puma Football Jersey (long sleeve) – £32.50 Hoodie – £35 Polo Shirt – £25 Tshirt […]

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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!

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

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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