We’re delighted to share the news that the total amount raised for The Newcastle West End Foodbank, our nominated charity this winter, was £1,050. We’d like to thank clients who donated for their kindness and generosity during the viewing and sale days of our Christmas Country House & Fine Interiors Auction.
Our MD, Julian Thomson, visited the foodbank last week to learn more and meet the team who provide this much needed lifeline to so many in our community in these challenging times.
If you missed the viewing but would still like to donate, it’s not to late. Online donations can be made directly to the foodbank using the link below.
HOW FOODBANKS WORK
Providing emergency food to people in crisis.
Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. A simple box of food makes a big difference, with foodbanks helping prevent crime, housing loss, family breakdown and mental health problems.
FOOD IS DONATED
Schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to a foodbank. Large collections often take place as part of Harvest Festival celebrations and food is also collected at supermarkets.
FOOD IS SORTED AND STORED
Volunteers sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need. Over 40,000 people give up their time to volunteer at foodbanks.
PROFESSIONALS IDENTIFY PEOPLE IN NEED
Foodbanks partner with a wide range of care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, DWP, Newcastle City Council, mental health providers and police to identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher.
CLIENTS RECEIVE FOOD
Foodbank clients bring their voucher to a foodbank centre where it can be redeemed for three days’ emergency food. Volunteers meet clients and are able to signpost people to agencies able to solve their longer-term problems.