Redcar Area Foodbank

Emergency food and support for anyone facing food poverty

Coronavirus update 4 January 2021

With the announcement of a further Lockdown, we want to make it as easy as possible for people who are struggling, to access the help that they need. We understand that it may be difficult for people to access referral agencies during a Lockdown. Therefore, for a limited time, anyone who needs help can attend one of our foodbank centres (listed below) without a voucher or E-referral. They will need to give some basic information at the foodbank centre before receiving a parcel.
Foodbank Opening Times:
Mondays – St Hilda’s of Whitby, Grangetown 11am-12.30pm
– Newcomen Methodist Church, Mersey Road, Redcar 11am-12.30pm
Tuesdays – Emmanuel Church (Echo Hall), Saltburn 12.30pm-2.30pm
Wednesdays – South Bank Baptist Church, South Bank 10:30am-12.30pm
– East Cleveland Baptist Church, Park Avenue, Redcar 11am-12.30pm
Thursdays – Brotton Methodist Church, Brotton 1-2.30pm
Fridays – St George’s Church, Normanby 10am-12noon
About Redcar Area Foodbank:

Redcar Area Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, providing emergency food and support to anyone facing food poverty due to a crisis.  We are supported by The Trussell Trust and share their procedures and best practice. Our trained volunteers currently run six foodbank centres, all of them currently based in local churches 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. We can also signpost people to other agencies and Footprints’ projects.

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed how our Foodbank centres operate.  To ensure social distancing, our centres are operating with a minimum number of volunteers.  At the moment we can only offer a basic service, which means we cannot currently offer a drink and snack to clients whilst their food parcel is prepared.

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
  • Spar – Saltburn (Windsor Road)
  • 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 (Mon, Wed, Fri 9am-1pm ONLY)

Thank you for your support!