Update from Amble Food Bank
Amble Food Bank would like to thank our local communities for their generosity and kindness shown in the run up to Christmas. These donations supported families and individuals. Amble is becoming the most generous port, in addition to the kindliest!
We know that 2022 is going to be even more challenging with rising food and energy costs. Despite this, we hope that people will continue to be as generous as they feel they can.
The Giving Tree at Amble Morrison’s raised £304 and this will be shared between Amble and Widdrington food banks. Customers were so generous with the pick-up bags of food items that they purchased there. In the week of 12 -19 December customers spent £641 on pick-up bags, beating all other local Morrison’s – THANK YOU!
Our collection tins at Amble Co-op raised £505.07 over the last year. Thank you to the Co-op for facilitating this, also for the FareShare items that we get donated at the end of every Sunday. Chilled and ambient surplus food such as bread, meat, fruit and vegetables are collected by our volunteers and taken to some of our most in need families, or frozen for future distribution.
Co-op Members can also select Amble Food Bank as their preferred local cause. When they buy selected Co-op products, 2p of every £1 spent goes into their membership account and the Co-op then matches the same amount. With the funds raised, we can provide nutritious packed lunches through the holidays this spring, to children who are in receipt of Free School Meals.
Should you wish to make a donation to Amble Food Bank, cash or cheque can be placed in an envelope addressed to us and posted through the letter box at Trinity Methodist Church on Percy Street, Amble. Or, if you prefer, you can do a bank transfer to us using the following details: Amble Food Bank, sort code 77-20-04, account number 17925260.
If you are in need, you can get a referral through an agency such as CAB, Social Care, your local school or GP. Or you can contact Northumberland Communities Together on 01670 620015, 9-6pm, 7 days a week.
Finally, all the volunteers at Amble Food Bank thank you for your continued support and we wish you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.