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County Durham Foodbank Calendar Photo competition results

A huge thank you to everyone who submitted photos for our annual calendar competition in what turned out to be another fantastic response with very high quality submissions. The final photographs were chosen by our 2 judges, International photographer and trustee of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Julian Germain and keen local Durham based […]

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Food items required

If are out shopping and would like to buy something to contribute to the County Durham Foodbank we are currently short of tinned fruit, tinned rice and fruit juice. Thank you for your support

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Paris Marathon fundraiser

Katerina Deligianni will be running the Paris Marathon to raise funds for the County Durham foodbank. The personal challenge is combined with an excursion into the city leading athletes to beat the bitumen on the most prestigious arteries and squares in the capital. All money raised will go to County Durham foodbank who provide emergency […]

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Christmas opening times 2016

Over the Christmas period our foodbanks may have altered the times they are open.  Please check by clicking on the link below to see which foodbanks are open on which day. foodbank-opening-times-christmas-2016  

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Consett Foodbank

Please note, the foodbank distribution point in Consett, situated in Glenroyd House, continues to open and operate as usual.

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Mid Year Stats

You may have seen the Mid-Year stats released by Trussell Trust this week. What’s the picture here in County Durham? For the period April – September we have seen a 3% rise in numbers compared to the same period in 2015. 55% of people are using the foodbank due to issues with benefits. We are […]

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Nettlesworth foodbank closure

Unfortunately the foodbank at Nettlesworth has now closed and therefore, will no longer be available to collect food.  The nearest foodbank to Nettlesworth is Chester-le-Street which is based in Bethel Church, Low Chare, DH3 3QF and open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10.00am – 12.30pm

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Harvest Collection

Last year County Durham foodbank provided enough food to feed 14,295 people for 3 days.  A large proportion of this food came from the harvest collections of schools and churches, each providing for the needs of this County. If you plan to donate to our Harvest collection this year, we would like to help make […]

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Neighbourhood Food Collection

Generous Tesco customers have set the bar high in County Durham by donating an incredible 11.5 tonnes worth of food in our Neighbourhood Food Collection. The collection took place from 30th June – 2nd July across 5 different Tesco stores including Durham Dragonville, Newton Aycliffe, Bishop Auckland, Chester le Street and Consett. We want to […]

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Foodbank Volunteer awarded Henry Tudor Award.

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John Evans, a student at Durham University, was nominated by Paul and Sue, coordinators of the foodbank at Elvet Methodist for his commitment to volunteering at the distribution point. The Henry Tudor Award is given to a student of St Cuthbert’s Society for their contribution to charity work, community involvement or academic achievement.  Well deserved […]

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