Here is the link to download the newsletter
Oxclose church – Oxclose village centre, Brancepeth Road, NE38 0LA
(Tuesdays & Fridays: 09:30 – 11:00am and then 5:00 – 6:30pm)
SAINSBURY’S or ASDA at The Galleries
SAINSBURY’S at Teal Farm
Town Centre Library – Independence Square, The Galleries, NE38 7RZ
St Michael’s church – Sulgrave, Manor Road, NE37 3BD – near the flats
(Mondays 10.00AM – Midday, Wednesdays 11.00AM – Midday)
The Lighthouse church – Concord, Manor Road, NE37 2DT – opposite New World Nursery and near Elite Sandwich Deli
(Thursdays: 10:30am – 12:00am during school terms)
Holy Trinity, Washington Village, NE38 7LE and most other churches in Washington collect for us too.
Thank you so much for all your donations.
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To get a food parcel you should ask a referral agency to fill out a referral form. You can then take the form to one of our sites at the times they are open.
Here is a list of referral agencies:
Holy Trinity church, Washington village (next to Washington Old Hall)
Christians Against Poverty (C.A.P.)
The Minster in Sunderland
Youth Services – for those under 18
Any mental health nurse or doctor (CPN)
Agencies can obtain a referral form from here
The food bank’s annual report for 2016 is now available from this link.
The Lighthouse church is a venue to donate and give food to those who have a referral form. It is on Thursday mornings 10.30-12.00 (school term time only). You can have a free drink and cake while there.
The Lighthouse is situated between the (now closed) cycle shop and the deli, opposite the New World Nursery.
It is just around the corner from the row of shops, at the opposite end from the bus station and health centre.
Satnav: NE37 2DT
Here is a link to a map showing where it is.
If you’re considering donating, these are the things that we are very short of right now:
- Tinned potatoes and carrots
- Toilet rolls
- Tinned fruit
- Pasta sauce
Right now we do NOT need tomatoes.
The more complete list of the sort of things that we put into our food parcels is:
- Vegetables: peas, green beans, carrots, potatoes, sweetcorn, tomatoes, kidney beans
- Minced beef, corned beef, tinned ham
- Curry, chilli, stew, hot dogs
- Pasta bolognaise, spaghetti
- Rice pudding, sponge pudding
- Instant coffee
- Tea bags
- Breakfast cereal
- Rice, pasta, instant mashed potato
- Pasta sauce
- Long life milk (UHT)
- Juice (not the sort that needs to be refrigerated please)
- Baked beans