Sunderland Elim foodbank

Roker Family Practice needs your help to support Sunderland Elim Foodbank – ‘feeding local people in crisis

Our foodbank provides up to 3 days emergency food and support to local people in crisis. The foodbank is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.30am-12.30pm and is located in the Elim Pentecostal Church, South Hill Crescent, New Durham Road, Sunderland SR2 7PD or for further information phone 0191 567 1367 or email sunderlandelimfoodbank@gmail.comRegistered Charity Number (England & Wales): 251549

How the foodbank operates

Food is donated

Supermarket collections, schools, churches, businesses and individuals donate non-perishable, in-date food to the foodbank. All food given out by the foodbank is donated.

Food is sorted and stored

The foodbank is operated by volunteers from the Elim Pentecostal Church who sort food to check that it’s in date and pack it into boxes ready to be given to people in need.

Frontline care professionals identify people in need

Care professionals such as doctors, health visitors, social workers, CAB, Job Centre, Gentoo etc…identify people in crisis and issue them with a foodbank voucher. If you are an agency and would like to sign up to the foodbank for vouchers, please phone 0191 567 1367 and we would be delighted to assist.

Clients receive food

Foodbank clients bring their voucher to the foodbank where it can be redeemed for three days emergency food. Volunteers meet clients over a cup of tea or coffee and have time to listen, pray, if they would like that and where possible signpost to other professional agencies able to help solve the longer-term problem such as debt advice, counselling etc…

Donate food

We rely on food donations to feed local people in crisis. From packets of pasta to tins of tomatoes. We would be most grateful if you could please give what you can. Could you donate in-date, non-perishable food from our shopping list below? Please bring any items on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 10.30am-12.30pm to the Elim Pentecostal Church, South Hill Crescent, New Durham Road, Sunderland SR2 7PD or phone 0191 567 1367. Thank You.

  • Milk (UHT or powdered)
  • Cereals
  • Sugar (500g)
  • Fish (tinned)
  • Tea Bags/Instant Coffee
  • Meat (tinned)
  • Fruit Juice (not refridgerated)
  • Pasta Sauces
  • Vegetables (tinned)
  • Rice/Sponge Pudding (tinned)
  • Instant Mash/Rice/Noodles
  • Fruit (tinned)
  • Soup (tinned)
  • Beans/Spaghetti

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