Coronavirus Update – 1 September 2020
The Foodbank centres which are now open are:
Monday – St Hilda’s of Whitby, Grangetown 11am-12:30pm
Monday – Newcomen Methodist Church, Mersey Road, Redcar 11am-12.30pm
Wednesday – South Bank Baptist Church, South Bank 10:30am-12.30pm
Wednesday – East Cleveland Baptist Church, Park Avenue, Redcar 11am-12:30pm
Thursday – Brotton Methodist Church, Brotton 1-2.30pm
Friday – St George’s Church, Normanby 10am-12noon
Anyone who needs help can contact one of our referral agencies to request a Foodbank voucher, to bring to a centre to exchange for a food parcel.
For safety reasons, our centres will be operating with a minimum number of volunteers and are only able to offer a basic service at this time.
These arrangements are likely to change in the future. Please bear with us and our hard-working volunteers at this very difficult time. Our Facebook page has the most up to date information.
PLEASE NOTE: As we are now reopening foodbank centres, we are no longer able to deliver food parcels.
About Redcar Area Foodbank
Redcar Area Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust and sharing their procedures and best practice. We currently run nine foodbank centres across the area. We work with a wide range of local care professionals, such as doctors, health visitors, social workers and other charities, to help identify people in genuine crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. Clients can then bring their voucher to any of our centres where it can be redeemed for three-days’ emergency food. Up to four foodbank vouchers can be redeemed in any six-month period.
All clients who visit one of our foodbank centres will be given a warm welcome by our dedicated team of trained volunteers and offered a warm drink, snack and a listening ear, whilst their food parcel is prepared. They can be signposted to other agencies and projects who provide help to people in crisis.
How you can donate
You can donate food and toiletries at:
- Tesco – Redcar and South Bank (Tesco very kindly top up by 20% cash on all donations , so it’s a great place to donate!)
- Morrisons – Redcar
- Sainsbury’s – Saltburn, Marske, all Redcar stores
- Co-op – Marske
- Asda – Southbank
- All local libraries (currently closed due to Coronavirus)
- Many local churches (some are currently closed due to Coronavirus)
- At our offices at 10 Queen Street, Redcar
Thank you for your support!