Felling Food Network

by The Gateshead Housing Company & filed under News, On your estate.

A new initiative to tackle food poverty in Felling has just been launched.

Felling Food Network collects surplus food, which would otherwise go to waste, and donations from members of the local community. It is then made into parcels to provide three days’ worth of food to those most in need.

The Network, which is based at Felling Community Centre, has successfully applied to be part of FareShare, which is the UK’s largest charity fighting hunger and food waste. Members of FareShare receive a weekly supply of fresh food and store cupboard ingredients.

How you can help

You can donate food at one of several collection locations in Felling:

  • Christchurch
  • Felling Library
  • Felling Community Centre
  • St Mary’s Church
  • Happy Feet Dance
  • The Old Fox pub

Please email Community Engagement Officer Garry Stamp or call 0191 433 2910 to find out the days and times these venues are open. You can also contact Garry if you’re interested in becoming a volunteer.

Read more about FareShare on their website: fareshare.org.uk