News

Recruiting – Foodbank Support Officer Jobs

We are seeking 2 part time Support Officers to join our team to support and develop our foodbank network and the teams of volunteers at our distribution centres across County Durham and Sunderland. The Sunderland role will be based at our Sunderland office and the County Durham role at our main offices in Chester-le-Street. Our […]

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Shortage Items – Please Donate If You Can

As more people are turning to foodbanks for support, we are currently running low of the following items: Tinned Fruit / Coffee / Spaghetti / Sponge Puddings / Jam / Long Life Juice                  If you’re able to donate & support your local foodbank then please do so. Thank you for your on going support!

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Support for the people of Ukraine

Please donate via the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal. Many of us are heartbroken to see the impact of the Russian invasion on the people of Ukraine. We would like to encourage support for those people but it is not the best use of resources for us to collect food and physical goods here in the […]

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Message from Glenn Jones Chairman of DCP

2021 has been another challenging year for us as an organisation and, as ever, I am astounded by the dedication shown by staff, volunteers, supporters, and prayer partners alike to keep us going, with the Grace of God. If I may say, this past year at times, and in lots of cases, has been akin […]

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Winskill Award

The Winskill award, named after the founders of Durham Christian Partnership over 20 years ago, Jack and Carol Winskill, is presented every year to companies who have given outstanding support to our Foodbank network. The belated award for 2020 has been awarded to Gentoo who are based in Sunderland. Glenn Jones, DCP Chairman of the […]

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Warehouse

Our warehouse is located at Drum Industrial Estate in Chester le Street.  This is where all food donations are sorted before being distributed out to our 28 distribution points across the county.  Our office is also based at the Warehouse. You can contact us on 0191 3037559 Monday – Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm

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COVID19 Help for people in financial crisis

Foodbanks exist to help people who cannot afford to put food on the table. At times like this, we know that some people will be more financially vulnerable than ever. If you or your clients are eligible for a food voucher, you can still exchange it for a food parcel in our Foodbanks. Keep up […]

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COVID19 help for people without a financial crisis

The Foodbanks are currently working extremely hard to provide emergency food parcels for those who are in financial difficulties and cannot afford to put food on the table. If you or your clients are not in financial crisis, but need food or other help, please explore the following options: Phone: 03000 260 260 Email:  [email protected] Website and […]

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Coronavirus updates

While we are trying our very best to keep foodbanks running as normal, unfortunately some of our foodbanks may have to limit their services slightly over the coming weeks and months. Please check the locations page  (https://durham.foodbank.org.uk/locations/) for any updates before attending a foodbank.

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Coronavirus

During this time of uncertainty and concern we are continuing to provide support to people through the foodbanks, advice and the other services we run. Currently everything is operating almost as normal, but we are keeping everything under review as the situation develops. We are balancing the needs to protect staff, volunteers and users of […]

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