Newcastle West End Foodbank opened in March 2013 and is one of the busiest foodbanks in the UK, providing more than 18,000 food parcels annually.
They offer emergency food assistance to people in the west end of Newcastle; which is one of the most economically and socially deprived areas in the North East.
“In 2021, Newcastle West End Foodbank, was delighted to be a beneficiary of Celtic FC Foundation’s Christmas Appeal. Christmas is always a challenging time of year for families, especially when there is little or no money in many low income households for even the most basic of life’s essentials. The funds received from the Foundation were a great boost for our charity and used to buy two tonnes of much needed food. Over that Christmas period, the Foodbank used 22 tonnes of food in 1,580 food parcels, which assisted thousands of families living in poverty.
“In recent months, we have seen more people than ever turn to our charity for assistance as the current cost of living crisis is hitting poorer households hardest.”
John McCorry, Newcastle West End Foodbank