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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.

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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New Food Collection Point in Bishop Auckland

  Tesco, in St Helen Auckland, has launched a food collection point in store to provide support to people in crisis. The collection point allows customers to donate store cupboard essentials and Tesco will top up the pile with an extra 20 per cent. Rachel Finn, head of community food programmes at Tesco said: “We know […]

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6 Unexpected Things Foodbanks Need

A visit to the food bank isn’t exactly a traditional Christmas activity, but one UK charity is asking for a little extra help this month, when demand is at its highest and families are choosing between eating and heating.

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Why Would a Mum Doing a Business Degree Find Herself Begging on the Streets This Winter?

With Christmas approaching, Michele from Brent Foodbank shares how she’s helping to make the festive season special for those struggling. “For the past few days I haven’t been to the street begging for money to buy food for me and my baby…” This was what a mother at Brent Foodbank told us recently. She was […]

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