Together Middlesbrough Cleveland Who we are What we do Latest News Get involved Contact us Donate FOOD POVERTY MIDDLESBROUGH FOODBANK Middlesbrough Foodbank was the first new project that developed alongside the launch of TMC in 2012. Part of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks, it has distribution centres in churches across Middlesbrough and receives support from over 100 churches and organisations locally and across North Yorkshire. Middlesbrough Foodbank works in partnership with a wide range of agencies who refer individuals and families facing food poverty. All food is donated and the project relies on volunteers and the generous giving of local people if you want to offer support you can find out how here. SLOW COOKER PROJECT The slow cooker project is a really simple way of helping people to cut the cost of cooking, helping them to feed themselves and their families healthy food on a budget. Those taking part learn to cook simple recipes using a slow cooker and at the end of the course receive a slow cooker, larder pack and recipe book. The slow cooker project is provided by staff from Middlesbrough Environment City If you are interested in hosting a course or would like to refer people please contact [email protected] REDCAR AREA FOODBANK Redcar Area Foodbank is also part of the Trusell Trust network of food banks, and is one of the projects of Footprints in the Community. The foodbank provides 3 days emergency food & support to people who are referred via frontline agencies. Clients receive a lunchtime snack and a listening ear and are signposted to other organisations, which may be able to help with on-going support. Foodbank clients are welcome at any of the Distribution Centres across the Redcar Area, details are on the website. All food is donated and the project relies on volunteers and the generous giving of local people if you want to offer support you can find out how here. NEXT STEP SHOP The Next Step Shop is the ideal ‘next step’ for many food bank clients, helping them to get back on their feet after a crisis period. It is a members' shop, a project of Footprints in the Community. Members pay £2 per week and can visit the shop once a week to select 10 items of groceries with a retail value of approximately £10. Food is sourced from local stores/supermarkets and from FareShare. Food is subject to availability and there is no guarantee which produce will be in the store.