Gateshead Foodbank relies on your goodwill and support.
All of the food distributed by Gateshead Foodbank is donated by the public – that’s why your food donations are absolutely vital to our ability to give everyone referred to us a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food.
Our shopping list on the right shows the food items that we need right now.
During December we will also be providing Christmas Hampers for clients as they have been gratefully received over the last few years. You may like to donate an item from the list below as these are the usual things we put in:-
Tinned ham, Christmas Cake, Shortbread, Peanuts, Savoury snacks, Pickles, Chocolate biscuits/ chocolate rolls, Mince pies, Crackers, Pate, Sweets, Selection box and Christmas Crackers.
We put them in large canvas shopping bags as they are easy for clients to carry home with their other food parcels. Advent calendars are also lovely to give people.
If you are happy to drop off food donations, please see the table below for our food collection point locations:
|Location of food donation point||Opening hours||Comments|
|Tesco Gateshead Trinity Square Extra||24 hour||Front of store near exits|
|Blaydon Methodist Church, Lucy Street, Blaydon, NE21 5PU|
|Cooperative Bank, Norfolk House, 84-86 Grey St, Newcastle NE1 6BZ||Mon – Fri 9.30 – 5 Sat 9.30 – 1|
|Co-op, 459-463 Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 5EX||07.00- 22.00|
|Co-op, 31 Market Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 6JE||07.00- 23.00|
|Co-op, Oakfield Road, Whickham, NE16 5BY||07.00- 22.00|
|Creations and Alteration 558 Durham Rd, Gateshead, NE9 6HX||Mon – Sat 9 – 5|
|Fellside Methodist Church, 54 Ancaster Rd, Whickham, NE16 5BJ|
|Gateshead Civic Centre, Regent Street, Gateshead, NE8 1HH||09.00- 17.30||First Floor|
|Gateshead Leisure Centre, Alexandra Rd, Gateshead NE8 4JA||As advertised|
|Gateshead Stadium, Neilson Road, Gateshead, NE10 0EF||As advertised|
|Low Fell Library||As advertised|
|Kibblesworth Village Millenium Centre, Grange Terrace, Kibblesworth, NE11 0XN||Mon/Wed 9.30 – 3 Tues/Thurs/Fri 9.30 – 12.30|
|Quenellies Queen Elizabeth Hospital||8.30 – 14.00|
|Springfield Florist 421 Durham Rd, Gateshead, NE9 5AN||Mon – Fri 9 – 5 Sat 9 – 2|
|St Helens Church||Wed and Friday 9 – 5|
|St Marys Church, Whickham|
|St Oswald’s, 28 The Precinct, Wesley Court, Blaydon-on-Tyne, NE21 5BT||Mon – Sat 9:00am – 4:30pm|
|St Oswald’s, 13/16 Ellison Road, Dunston, NE11 9SS||Mon – Sat 9:00am – 4:30pm|
|St Oswald’s, 530 Durham Road, Low Fell, NE9 6HU||Mon – Sat 9:00am – 4:30pm|
|St Oswald’s, 2 St Mary’s Green, Whickham, NE16 4DN||Mon – Sat 9:00am – 4:30pm|
|Swalwell Community Centre|
You can also speak to our Warehouse Team on 07496 840 722
Want to help even more? Could you start a foodbank collection point at your work, school or church?
Become a partner
If you are a company that shares our belief that no-one should go hungry in our local area, we’d love you to work with us.
There are many ways to get involved, from volunteering as a team building activity to sharing your expertise. We will work with you to create bespoke partnership programmes that are mutually beneficial and effective.
To find out more about getting involved please contact us. Thank you!