Donate to the Newcastle East Foodbank this Christmas

UPDATE: In December we asked for food donations that would be sent to the Newcastle East Foodbank. We hoped to help as many people as possible, believing that the generous people of St Peter's and surrounding areas would contribute to helping others at Christmas. Well, we were overwhelmed with the response and are pleased to share some great news with you...


I am writing to thank you very much for the food donation which we received at our Foodbank before Christmas on behalf of Precept. The weight of your donation was a massive 367.9kg which equates to 448 actual meals to those families in need at Christmas


- Julia Lawton, Newcastle East Foodbank Manager

How You Can Help

In association with Newcastle East Foodbank and St. Peter’s Neighbourhood Association, we’re asking people who live and work in St. Peter’s neighbourhood to support local families in need this Christmas by donating food for the Newcastle East Foodbank.

No one should face going hungry and there are lots of great foodbanks working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

We’d welcome items such as tinned fruit, jars of coffee, teabags, tinned vegetables and pasta sauce. You may want to donate essential non-food items such as toiletries and hygiene products as well.

You can drop off your donations at the Precept office on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th December between 9AM and 5PM. Our address is:

Precept, 23 St Peter’s Wharf, Quay Level, Newcastle, NE6 1TZ

Claire Armstrong, Client Services Director at Precept: ‘Christmas is such a special time of year, we wanted to support our local community and those in need by getting local businesses and residents to donate food to the Newcastle East Foodbank.’ Robert Mee, St. Peter’s Neighbourhood Association commented ‘Every now and then, everyone needs a helping hand.  People in St. Peter’s are happy to give, and help this Christmas.’

Why Donate to a FoodBank?

Food donations are absolutely vital to give everyone referred a balanced and nutritious three day supply of food. Foodbanks gave out 47% more food supplies last December than the rest of the financial year, and they need your help to meet the demand.

The UK Poverty 2017 Report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, highlights that overall, 14 million people live in poverty in the UK – over one in five of the population. The 14 million is made up of eight million working-age adults, four million children and 1.9 million pensioners.

Providing support to foodbanks won't make someone's Christmas but it will provide welcome relief during tough times.

If you'd like to make a further donation, big or small, visit the Newcastle Foodbank website for further details.