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Changes to Foodbanks

Updated: Apr 15

Newcastle East Foodbank

The Newcastle East Foodbank have taken the decision to temporarily suspended all their services

The Muslim Initiative Foodbank (Angelou Centre)

April’s monthly foodbank sessions at the Angelou Centre have been suspended.

Vinnies Café at St Vincent’s Blackfriars

Vinnies Café has suspended their takeaway hot meal and food parcel services.

The People’s Kitchen

The People’s Kitchen has now stopped serving food at the Alison Centre with immediate notice. It will no longer be offering free takeaway food for people experiencing homelessness.

West End Women and Girls ‘Scran 4 the Fam’ soup delivery service

West End Women and Girls are offering a soup delivery service. For more information, phone the centre on 0191 273 4942.

Foodcycle Monkchester, Foodcycle Walker and Foodcycle Westgate

These services have been temporarily suspended.

Newcastle West End Foodbank

The following changes will take effect from Monday 30 March 2020:


· Introducing pre-packed food-parcels that can be handed out quickly to lessen contact

· Suspending advocacy services and catering to reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission


Changed Opening Hours as of Monday 6th April 2020


Food vouchers issued:

· Monday, 1pm to 3pm at The Venerable Bede Church, Benwell Grove, NE4 8AQ

· Tuesday, 9:30am to 11:30am at Lemington Methodist Church, Lorraine Terrace, NE15 8EA

· Wednesday, 10:00am to 1pm at St James' Church, 28 Benwell Lane, NE15 6RR

· Thursday, 5pm to 6:30pm at Lemington Centre, Tyne View, NE15 8RZ


Food parcels issued:

· Monday, 10:00am to 1pm at The Venerable Bede Church, Benwell Grove, NE4 8AQ

· Tuesday,10am to 1pm at Foodbank Centre, Benwell Lane, NE15 6LX

· Tuesday, 09:30am to 11:30am - Lemington Methodist Church, Lorraine Terrace, NE15 8EA

· Wednesday,10:00am - 1pm at Foodbank Centre, Benwell Lane, NE15 6LX

· Thursday, 10:00am-1pm at The Venerable Bede Church, Benwell Grove, NE4 8AQ

· Thursday, 5pm -6:30pm at Lemington Methodist Church, Lorraine Terrace, NE15 8EA


If you are unable to visit

· Ring 0191 275 3019 for information and advice.


Here at Newcastle West End Food Bank, we explain what we are doing to make sure the Foodbank can continue to stay open throughout the Coronavirus outbreak - and we are asking for your help to achieve this.

To keep you, staff and volunteers safe: -

· We are limiting the number of people who can come into our Foodbank locations at any one time, to ensure safe numbers and comply with Government advice. Please be patient if you are asked to queue outside. Don’t worry. There will be enough food for everyone.

· If possible, please have just 1 representative from your household line up to collect your food.

· You must follow government guidelines and keep a distance of at least 2 metres from other users and from our staff and volunteers, both inside and outside our buildings.

· Make sure your hands are clean before you collect your food parcel. We may require you to use anti-bacterial soap and/or hand-sanitizers when you arrive.

· The food parcels we provide will already be bagged-up. Please wait until you get home before you open them. This will help with food hygiene and help reduce queuing time.

· We will do our best to help you stay safe when you visit. However, by using the Foodbank you do so at your own risk and are accepting that no liability attaches to the Foodbank. It is therefore really important that you do everything you can to protect your own health and that of others when you visit.




For up to date information on foodbank and other free food services in Newcastle please check the InformationNow website at the following links:

www.informationnow.org.uk/article/food-banks-in-newcastle/

www.informationnow.org.uk/article/free-meals-cheap-food/






(Active Inclusion Newcastle Information Update 14th April 2020)



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