Established in April 2020 at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, our food bank has continued to be a vital component of the services we offer. Food and hygiene poverty continues to disproportionately impact households in deprived communities, particularly as we continue to cope with the rising cost of living. Our service provides support to residents in Walker and Byker who are experiencing crisis and require an emergency delivery. As well as food, we try to offer essential personal hygiene products, some baby care items including nappies and also pet food as and when we have it available.

We are almost entirely reliant upon donations from the public in order to keep our shelves stocked and are only able to maintain this service thanks to our dedicated team of volunteers who help run the foodbank, pack bags and deliver parcels out into the community. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer ongoing regular support as our current resources only allow this to be a crisis response service.

Due to limited funding and capacity, we are only able to offer this service to residents in Walker and Byker. Whilst we want to reduce the stigma that can be associated with the need to use a food bank and to make accessing our support as straightforward as possible, we do require a professional to make an inward referral to us to request this support. This enables us to better understand the needs of the household, as wherever possible we seek to explore how we may be able to assist them to start to tackle some of the underlying reasons why food support is needed.

If you or someone you work with needs help, please call and speak to a member of the team (you’ll find our contact details here).

Please visit our JustGiving page for more information, or if you’d like to help your community and volunteer with us, there is more information on our Volunteer page.