Durham Foodbank - Emergency Food For County Durham People in Crisis.

1 in 4 people in our region are living below the poverty line. Today in County Durham there are families struggling to put food on the table. For people on low incomes, a sudden crisis - redundancy, benefit delay or even an unexpected bill - can mean going hungry. Every day parents skip meals to feed their children and people are forced to choose between paying the rent and eating. Durham foodbank  provides emergency food and support to local people in crisis.

Durham foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust UK-wide Foodbank Network. this helps local churches and communities to open foodbanks providing emergency food to thousands of people nationwide every year.

The Foodbank operated here at St. Clare's is open Wednesday and Friday afternoon from 1.30pm - 3.30pm in the back hall. It is operated on a first come - first served basis via a referral voucher system. Referrals are from: Social Services, Stonham, Probation Service, Job Centre Plus and other projects. If you have a voucher please bring it along on the above days and times. You may not be served outside these times, due to other hall users.

Donations of food are always welcome, however we ask for non-perishable items. You can drop them off at any church in Newton Aycliffe which has a yellow collection bin or at Tesco where there is a large basket. There is a list of acceptable items at the Tesco bin to assist you when donating.

General enquiries: 0191 303 7559 or e-mail info@durhamfoodbank.org.uk <-click here to see the Durham Foodbank Official Website.