Every day people in the UK go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Food banks provide emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in the UK.
There are organisations which can help, the most up to date details of which can be found on the SWAN website's grant assistance page.
The Trussell Trust foodbank network works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring foodbanks to communities across the UK. The Trussell Trust runs a foodbank centre in Billingham.
Address: Billingham Foodbank Distribution Centre, 4-6 West Precinct, Billingham Town Centre (near Boyes), TS23 2NH
Telephone: 07583 575522
Volunteers serve a cooked breakfast to people feeling the credit crunch and provide information or signpost to relevant agencies to help the diners. They also try to provide clothing and arrange organisations, such as the Fire Brigade to give advice on how to keep safe.
For more information contact Parkfield Pantry on 01642 874569.
A directory has been produced giving details of organisations that can provide emergency food assistance to people in Stockton Borough. The Emergency Food Aid Information Directory is based on information supplied by organisations and indicates the type of assistance available, where and when the assistance is available and if any referral is required to access the service.