Sunderland Food Bank Campaign
Christmas in Sunderland 19/11/2020 to 04/01/2021

Sunderland Food Bank Campaign

As Christmas is fast approaching, we are appealing to residents to consider supporting local foodbanks this year and to give what they can.

This year has been a difficult year for us all but for some there has been the additional worry of not having food in the cupboards and foodbanks across the city are working to support families to help ease this worry over Christmas and the months to come.

If you could donate the following items are needed:

  • Tinned Potatoes                                                        
  • Tinned fruits     
  • Tinned Carrots                                                             
  • Tinned Peas                                                                 
  • Any Tinned Meat products                                      
  • Tinned Tuna
  • Cereal
  • Jam
  • Biscuits                                                                
  • Pasta Sauce                                                                   
  • Tinned Rice Pudding                                                   
  • Tinned or Carton Custard                                        
  • Pasta and rice
  • Tea, coffee and sugar
  • Long life milk
  • Savoury crackers

We all deserve that extra treat over Christmas so the following items would be greatly appreciated:

  • Selection boxes                                           
  • Christmas puddings
  • Mince Pies                                                    
  • Christmas cakes

Please no frozen or fresh food, tinned beans or soup.

Donation points:

North Area donation points:

Lidl, North Hylton Road, SR5 3FF

Morrisons, Seaburn, SR6 8AA

Roker End Café, 1 Hodgsons Building, SR5 1BT

Roker New Springs Church, 130 Fulwell Rd, SR6 9QR (Wednesday 09.30 – 12.00pm)

Sainsbury’s, Fulwell, SR6 9AE

Sainsbury’s, Sunderland North, SR5 3JG

Salvation Army, Austin House, Southwick, SR5 2JX

Spar North, Hylton Road, SR5 3TU

Spar, The Broadway, SR4 8NS


East Area donation points:

Asda Grangetown, Leechmere Road, SR2 9TT

Aldi Doxford Park, Knollside Close, SR3 2UD

ELIM (SFB) New Durham Road, SR2 7PD (Tuesday & Thursday 10.30-12.30pm)

Sunderland Soup Kitchen, High Street West, SR1 1UD

Monday 6.00 – 7.00pm, Tuesday 11.00am -4.00pm & 6.00-7.00pm, Wed 12.00-7pm and Sat 11am-1pm

The One Stop Shop, Silksworth, SR3 1AT

YMCA, Silksworth, SR3 2AN


West Area donation points:

Spar, The Broadway, SR4 8NS

Sainburys, Silksworth, SR3 1PD

St Thomas Church, Pennywell, SR4 9BD (Monday to Thursday 9.00-4.00pm)  

Farringdon Community Centre, SR3 3EL (8.00am-4.00pm)

Youth Almighty at Silksworth Community Centre, SR3 2BB (8.00am-4.00pm) 

Thorney Close Action & Enterprise Centre, Thorndale Road SR3 4JQ


Coalfields donation points:

Bethany Centre, Hetton Road, DH5 8PF (Weekday mornings 8.30am – 12.00pm)

ELCAP, Easington Lane, Houghton le Spring, DH5 0LE (Monday 10.00am – 12.00pm)

Hetton & Eppleton Community Hall, DH5 9JQ (Friday 10am – 12.00pm)

Car park of Kepier Hall, Church Street, DH4 4D – 24hour donation bin


Washington donation points:

Asda, The Galleries, Washington, NE38 7NF

Get Pampered, Concord, NE37 2SY

Lidl, Peel Retail, NE37 2PA

Nationwide, The Galleries, NE38 7SD

Oxclose Church, Brancepeth Rd, NE38 0LA (during opening hours)

Poundland, The Galleries, NE38 7SD

Sainsbury’s, Teal Farm, NE38 8FB

Sainsbury’s, The Galleries, NE38 7RU

Sir William de Wessyngton, Concord, NE37 2SY

St George’s Church, Harraton, NE38 9AH (during opening hours)

Virgin Money, The Galleries, NE38 7SD


Supported by

Sunderland City Council
Bridges Sunderland
Sunderland BID
Sunderland Empire Theatre

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