There are eight food bank centres across Stockton-On-Tees. The services provided by food banks may vary from centre to centre, as they react to the needs of their community to provide help and support to local people in crisis.
For further information on these centres, please visit the food bank pages by clicking on the links below:
Non-perishable in-date food is donated by the public at a range of places, such as schools, churches and local businesses, as well as supermarket collection points. It is then sorted into emergency food parcels by more than 40,000 nationwide volunteers, to be given to people in need.
Care professionals such as health visitors, schools and social workers identify people in crisis and issue them with a food bank voucher. This means people can receive a food bank parcel of three days’ nutritionally balanced, non-perishable food from their local food bank.
More than food
Our food bank network helps people break free from poverty by providing additional support to help people resolve the crises that they face. Food banks rely on the support of local communities to help end hunger.
For more information on the services offered by the food banks teams, please visit the Trussell Trust website.