Food banks help individuals and families in crisis for example sudden unemployment, delays in benefit payments, benefits sanctions and financial problems. They give food parcels to people while they get help to sort out their crisis.
To receive a food parcel you will need to be referred to a food bank by a professional such as a housing officer, social worker, Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) advisor, doctor or health advisor.
Local food banks
- Hospitality and Hope food bank
- Hebburn Helps
- Key2Life foodbank - 07833 613393
- Bede's Helping Hands Food Bank - the former Primrose Library, Glasgow Road, Scotch Estate, Jarrow, NE32 4AU - 0191 816 3021
- Family Gateway
- Boldon CA Food Bank - Boldon Community Centre, New Road, Boldon Colliery - 0191 5368 085