News

Foodbank distribution centres set to reopen from Monday 13th September 2021!

We are pleased to announce that from Friday 10th September we will be stopping home deliveries to clients so we can reopen our three foodbank distribution centres. The centres in Birtley, Blaydon and within the Citizens Advice building in Gateshead town centre will reopen from Monday 13th September. Clients will still need to be referred […]

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New volunteers needed!

We are currently looking to recruit new volunteers to help at our distribution centres in Blaydon, Birtley and Gateshead town centre. We are also looking for people to join our existing warehouse teams.   If you’re interested in joining us go to the top of the page and click on Give Help > Volunteer¬† > […]

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New Donation Drop Off Point: Hillside Church

We are pleased to announce that Hillside Church located at All Saints Church, Rowanwood Gardens, Lobley Hill, NE11 0DP is now open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.30am and 3.30pm as a Foodbank donation drop off point.

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AGM

Gateshead Foodbank held their annual AGM on Dec 2 2020 via zoom You can download a copy of our annual report using this link. AGM Reports Download

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Massive Increase In Demand

During April we delivered 17 tonnes of food to local people in crisis, across Gateshead. In a “typical” month this figure would be more like 7 tonnes of food. We helped 1200 people in April, double the number we would expect to usually help. As well as demand increasing like never before due to the […]

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Gateshead RFC Bank Holiday Challenge ???

Over the May Bank Holiday weekend, players and club members from Gateshead RFC came together to raise over ¬£4000.00 for Gateshead Foodbank. They ran and cycled (virtually) from their rugby club to Twickenham and back, then to Murrayfield and back, to the Millenium Stadium and back, to the Aviva Stadium and back and finally to […]

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A round of applause for our volunteers

Over then last four weeks demand for our service has increased like never before. Traditionally our warehouse was only open on a Monday & Tuesday afternoon and then again on a Tuesday evening but during the last month things have had to change as we help respond to the current crisis. Our warehouse has been […]

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Shout Outs & Thank Yous

In the last couple of weeks we’ve been overwhelmed by offers of support, food donations and financial support. Here are just a few of those who’ve helped us: Artist Food Bank Network / Asda (Metrocentre) / B&M Bargains / Bestway Cash & Carry / Buzz Bingo / Bankuet / The Co-op / Citizens Advice Gateshead […]

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Donating During Isolation

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Thank You Message

Over the last few weeks we have been overwhelmed with messages of support, much needed donations and offers of help. Thank you to everyone out there thinking of us and helping us to support people in crisis across Gateshead. ???

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