Throughout November and December 2017 we ran a prize draw, gift swap and several free classes in aid of the North Northumberland Food Bank. £300.86 was raised as well as several large boxes of food and toiletries. Thank you to all who took part.
Here I am with John Knight, one of the trustees of Alnwick Food Bank, handing over our three huge boxes of donations and £300.86 cash. Our collective efforts have been very much appreciated. Here is some information from John about how our donations will be used:
Thanks are due to you for such a magnificent effort.
On average, we supply about 35 to 45 people per month with a 3 day pack. This includes children under 16. In the summer we offered help to families on benefit with children in receipt of free school meals – this was through the auspices of our local schools. We are doing the same for Christmas and will be delivering to 14 families in the next few days – this includes delivering to Shilbottle.
When we are in surplus we take our excess to the West End Food Bank or The People’s Kitchen in Newcastle. The West End Food Bank give to us if we are short – so it works well
Thanks again and wishing you a Happy Christmas and a good year to come
Please continue to support our local Food Bank throughout the year.
There are collecting bins in Alnwick in:
- Costa Coffee
- Lloyds Bank
- Newcastle Building Society
- Genix Dental Surgery on Lionheart Business Park
- Co-op Longhoughton