FareShare North East does not give food directly to individuals, but there are many organisations in the region that do.

If you’re an individual needing support with access to food, there is a comprehensive list of foodbanks and support groups offering assistance to access emergency food in the North East below.

Trussell Trust

The Trussell Trust operates the largest network of food banks across the UK. You can search for your nearest food bank via their interactive map.

Please note that some Trussell Trust foodbanks have closed in response to Covid-19. Contact your nearest Trussell Trust center for details.

Independent Aid Network

IFAN are the UK network for independent aid food providers. They support and connect a range of independent frontline food aid organisations while advocating on their behalf at a national level. They have mapped 834 independent food banks. Visit their website here.

The British Red Cross

The British Red Cross has set up a free coronavirus support line for people who are feeling lonely and worried, or finding it hard to cope during covid-19. Red Cross volunteers from the psychosocial and mental health team are on-hand to provide both practical and emotional support, and connect people with additional support in their local area.

Contact 0808 196 3651 for their support line, which is open daily from 10am to 6pm. Their service is free, and completely confidential. You can find more information here.

Feeding Britain

Feeding Britain are running a network of emergency food programmes across the UK to protect children and their families from hunger. Hot meals and food packages are being made available, through a combination of home deliveries and collection points in the communities in which we operate, to ensure families on low incomes can put breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the table each day. You can find out more information here.

The Association of Charitable Organisations

The ACO represents around 120 charities that all provide grants to individuals in need of support. During the rest of this year they are running a campaign called Here to Help. This is to raise awareness among key referral agencies and members of the public of the support that could be available to them from grant-giving charities. As a part of this campaign they have also developed a short leaflet for individuals about the financial help that is available from charities and how to find support, and a poster for referral agencies to remind them of the help that could be available to individuals that approach them in financial distress.

In the Local Area

There are many useful websites where you can find local charities or community groups that support individuals, such as; InformationNow and Newcastle City Council.

If you are a charity or community group that provides support to individuals through food and would like to be included in this list, please email us.