Redcar Area Foodbank

Emergency food and support for anyone facing food poverty

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 seven 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 or E-referral. 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. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer deliveries.

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

How You Can Donate:

You can donate food and toiletries at:

  • Tesco (Redcar and South Bank) – in-store shoppers only (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) – in-store shoppers only
  • Spar – Saltburn (Windsor Road)
  • All local libraries (currently closed due to Coronavirus)
  • At our offices at 10 Queen Street, Redcar (during office hours)
  • Foodbank centres (during opening times)

Thank you for your support!