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Gateshead Foodbank doesn't think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why they provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to them in crisis. They are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Gateshead Foodbank is part of The Trussell Trust’s network of 428 foodbanks, working to tackle food poverty and hunger in local communities, as well as across the UK. The Foodbank Network was founded in 2004 after four years of developing the original foodbank based in Salisbury. Since then The Trussell Trust has helped communities work together to launch foodbanks nationwide in a wide range of towns and cities.
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.
In 2018/19, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 1,583,668 three-day emergency food supplies and support to UK people in crisis. Of these, 577,618 went to children. Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher
Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food and volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.
You can help us to help local families in crisis by donating to Gateshead Foodbank. Simply go to our JustGiving Page and make your donation. Whatever you can spare. You can even do it anonymously
Visit gateshead.foodbank.org for more information
A typical food parcel includes:
Breakfast cereals Soup
Pasta sauce Tea or coffee
Tinned meat Sugar
Tinned vegetables Biscuits
Tinned fruit UHT Milk
Tinned beans Snacks