FOODBANKS are something we all hope to never have to use, however, as the cost of living continues to weigh down upon us, we’ve pulled together a list of all the foodbanks you can go to in the North East.
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Now we’re looking at all the foodbanks you can use and go to across the North East if you’re struggling to make ends meet.

The foodbanks will be broken down per region, and we will provide their address as well, however, you need a referral to use a food bank, which can be gained through Citizens Advice, a GP, a social worker, or Job Centre.

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Here are food banks you can use in the North East:

Darlington:

  • King’s Foodbank

According to its website, Kings Foodbank is a place where “anyone, in times of hardship, can come and receive an emergency bag of food and ongoing support.”

They also offer visitors a hot drink and biscuit while they take details to ensure that they are able to give you “the best support” that they can.

It can be found on Prospect Pl, Darlington, Dl3 0QT and can be called on 01325 469884. It is open 9am to 5pm from Monday to Friday but closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Read more: We spent a day in King’s Foodbank to see what it was like

  • NQA Foodbank Darlington

This foodbank works on a no-questions-asked basis and aims to ensure that “no individual goes hungry.”

It can be found on 5 Garden Street, Darlington, DL1 1QP and can be called on 01325 978848

The foodbank is open Saturday and Sunday and Tuesdays from 12pm until 5pm but closed at all other times.

  • St Andrew’s Food Bank

According to the St Andrew’s Church website the foodbank exists “to help put food on the tables of those in desperate need.”

The foodbank is open every Thursday from 1.30pm until 2.30pm and offer bags of food.

You can find the foodbank at Haughton Green in Darlington, DL1 2DD and it can be called on 01325 468142

  • Darlington Baptist Church

This food bank is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am until 12.30pm and can be found on Grange Road, DL1 5NH.

It can also be contacted on 01325 360449.

  • Firthmoor and District Community Association

This foodbank is open from Monday to Friday at 9am to 4pm and can be found on Burnside Road, Darlington, DL1 4SU.

It can also be contacted on 1325 462979

  • St Mary’s Community Centre,

It is open on Thursday’s from 1pm until 3pm and can be found on Newton lane in Cockerton, DL3 9EX.

  • St Columba’s Foodbank

It is open on Fridays from 11am until 12pm and can be found at St Columbia’s Church on Clifton Avenue, DL1 5EE

  • Salvation Army

It is open from 5.30pm until 7pm on Fridays and can be found on Thompson Street East, Darlington, DL1 3EW and can be contacted on 01325 380994.

  • The Word of Life Church,

It is open from 11.30am on Saturday until 1pm and can be found on Corporation Road, DL3 6AS and can be contacted on 07788 844226

Teesside:

  • Middlesbrough Foodbank

There are multiple locations under Middlesbrough Foodbank which are listed below:

  • St Barnabas, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough TS5 6JR, open Mondays 12pm-2pm contacted on: 07552 560272
  • Coulby Newham Baptist Church, Langdon Square, Coulby Newham, Middlesbrough, TS8 0TF, open Wednesdays 1pm-3pm, can be contacted on: 07444 829983
  • Grove Hill Methodist Church, Marton Road, Middlesbrough, TS4 2PT, open Tuesdays 1pm-3pm, can be contacted on: 07470 035803
  • Middlesbrough Community Church, Clifton Street, Middlesbrough TS1 4NA, open Thursdays from 11.30am- 1.30pm, can be contacted on 07552 456839

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  • Holy Trinity North Ormesby, Market Place, North Ormesby, Middlesbrough, TS3 6LD, open Fridays 1pm-3pm, can be contacted on: 07551 694801
  • Church of Ascension, Penrith Road, Middlesbrough, TS3 7JR, open Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30pm, can be contacted on 07960 903946
  • St Thomas More Church, Kirkham Row, Middlesbrough, TS4 3EE, open Thursdays 12.30pm-2.30pm, can be contacted on 07960 905301
  • Berwick Hill Baptist Church, Graygarth Road, Berwick Hills, Middlesbrough TS3 7QE, can be contacted on 07901 380329
  • Trussell Trust Billingham and Stockton Borough Foodbank

There are three foodbank locations within this area which are listed below:

  • Billingham, 4-6 West Precinct, Town Centre, Billingham, TS23 2NH, open Tuesday and Wednesday 11am-2pm.
  • Hebron Church Stockton, Brittania Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 0AJ, open Wednesday and Friday 10am-1pm.
  • St Michael and All Angels Church, Imperial Avenue, Norton, Stockton-on-Tees,  TS20 2EN, open Monday and Friday 12.30pm-2.30pm.
  • The Salvation Army

This foodbank can be found on 2 Southfield Road, Middlesbrough TS1 3BZ and can be contacted on 01642 241344.

  • Trussell Trust Hartlepool Foodbank

This foodbank is open Mondays Tuesdays and Fridays, it is open on Mondays from 24 hours of the day and it is open on Tuesdays and Fridays from 11.30am-1.30pm, it can be found on 28 Church Street, Hartlepool TS24 and can be contacted on 01429 598404

  • Redcare Area Foodbank,

This also consists of multiple food banks found around Redcar and Cleveland which are listed below:

  • Newcomen Methodist Church, Mersey Road, Redcar, TS10 1NH, open Mondays 11am-12.30pm
  • South Bank, Redcar Road East, South Bank, TS6 6PY, open Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30pm.
  • Redcar Baptist Church, Park Avenue, Redcar, TS10 3LJ, open Wednesdays 11am-1pm
  • All Saints Church, South Avenue, Dormanstown, TS10 5LL, open Friday 11am-1.30pm
  • St Goerge’s Church, Spencer Road Normanby, TS6 9BH, open Friday 9.30am-1pm
  • St Hilda’s of Whitby Church, Clynes Road, Grangetown, TS6 7LY, open Mondays 11am-1pm
  • Brotton Foodbank, High Street, Brotton, TS12 2PA, open Thursday 1pm-2.30pm
  • St Peter’s Church, Lord Street, Redcar, TS10 3JL, open Thursday 11am-1pm.
  • Emmanuel Church Saltburn, Windsor Road, Saltburn, TS12 1LE, open 12.30pm-2.30pm.

County Durham:

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  • Trussell Trust Durham Foodbanks:
    • Annfield Plain Community Centre, 23 Front Street, Annfield Plain, DH9 7SY, open Tuesdays 2pm-4pm, open Thursdays 1-4pm.
    • Blackhall Community Centre, Heseldon Road, Blackhall, TS27 4LG, open Monday to Friday 10am-1pm.
    • Christ the King Church, Bede Terrace, Bowburn, DH6 5DS, open Thursdays 5.30pm-6.45pm.
    • Brandon Community Centre, Brandon Lane, DH7 8PS, open Tuesday 1pm-3pm.
    • Evangel Church, Clifford Terrace, Chester-le-Street, DH3 3JL, open Monday, Tuesday and Friday 10 am until 12.30pm.
    • St Aidan’s Church Hall, Durham Road,  Chilton, DL17 0EJ, open Monday 10am until 12pm.
    • Methodist Church, Station Road, Consett, DH8 5HL, open Monday to Friday 10am until 12pm.
    • Salvation Army, Queen Street, Crook DL15 8QQ, open Tuesday 10am-12.30pm.
    • Dawdon, St Hild and St Helen Christian Fellowship, Mount Stewart Street, SR7 7NF, open Tuesday 10am-12pm.
    • United Reformed Church, Waddington Street, Durham, DH1 4BG, open Monday 12.30pm-2.30pm and Wednesday and Friday 11.30am-2.30pm.
    • Elvet Methodist Church, Old Elvet, DH1 3HL, open Tuesday 13.30pm-3pm.
    • Durham City Baptist Church, Edge Court, Durham, DH1 2JY, open Saturday 9.30am-11.30pm
    • St Luke’s Church Hall, Church Lane, Ferryhill, DL17 8LT, open Tuesday 10am-12pm.
    • Holy Trinity Church, Church Lane, Murton, SR7 9PG, open Saturday 10am-12pm.
    • St Clare’s Church, Saint Cuthbert’s Way, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 5NT, open Wednesday and Friday 1.30pm-3.30pm.
    • Hopewood 6th Form Academy, Eden Hill Road, Peterlee, SR8 5DD, open Tuesday and Friday 10.30am-1.30pm.
    • Sedgefield Town Council, Front Street, Sedgefield, TS21 3AT, open Wednesday 9am-12pm.
    • Salvation Army, Church Hall, Cross Street, Shildon, DL4 1PF, open Monday 12-2pm, and Thursday 10am-2pm.
    • St Paul’s Centre, Whitworth Terrace, Spennymoor,, DL16 7LS, open Friday 10am-12pm.
    • Trinity Methodist Church, Rosa Street, Spennymoor, DL15 7NB, open Tuesday 10am-12pm.
    • The Venue, Stanley Day Centre, Wear Road, Stanley, DH9 6LU, open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-12pm.
    • Trimdon Station Community Centre, Station Road West, TS29 6BS, no official opening times, call 01429 882200 if you are in a crisis.
    • Trimdon Village Hall, Hallgarth Road, Trimdon Station, TS29 6JX, open Mondays 10am-11am.
    • Tow  Law Community Centre, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL13 4AW, open Thursday 10am-4pm.
    • The Well, East Green, West Auckland, DL14 9HJ, open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am-2pm.
    • Willington Open Door Methodist Church, Wesley Street, Willington, DL15 0AG, open Wednesday 10.30am-2.30pm.
    • Holy Trinity Church, Front Street, Wingate, TS28 5AN, open Saturday 10am-12pm.

North Yorkshire:

  • Hambleton Foodshare

“Hambleton Foodshare is a community partnership which provides emergency food parcels for people who are struggling to feed themselves and their families” – the Foodbank is open on Mondays from 4pm to 6pm and can be contacted on 07514 244158

  • Ryedale Foodbank

This foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust and is open Wednesdays 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm and Fridays 1pm-3pm.

  • Whitby Foodbank,

Whitby Foodbank operates at the back of Whitby Evangelical Church and has already issued nearly 2,000 food parcels to individuals and families in Whitby.

It is open Monday and Friday afternoons between 2pm and 4pm and can be contacted either on 07789 765696 or 07810 205014

  • Salvation Army

It can be found on Alma Parade, Scarborough on Y011 1SJ and can be contacted on 01723 378603

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