As of the middle of May we have distributed just under 1000 Food Parcels so demand remains high with an average of 220 parcels going out every month.
We recently had BBC Look North in to do some filming around the cost of living crisis. We were grateful to be given the opportunity to highlight the need for food assistance in Market Towns as this is often overlooked by the mainstream media.
In May we were delighted to be given a Civic Award by the Mayor of Alnwick. None of us volunteer at the food bank to win awards but it is nice to be recognised formally for the work that we do.
Our Rothbury hub is up and running and has 10 volunteers. They come to Alnwick to collect the food parcels for distribution along the Coquet Valley.
We are still on course to move into our permanent home in September. It is on the same site but just across the car park. In the next few weeks we will be looking at the layout and hiw to make our service even better for our clients.