A neighbourhood library in Newcastle has stepped in to become a food drop-off point for nearby Kenton Food Bank.
Last month Kenton library staff made the suggestion to local councillor Stephen Lambert who described the initiative as ”great idea and one which we’re happy to support”. Now Newcastle City Council bosses at the library service have given it the go-ahead with their blessing.
Local residents, community groups, and others can donate food items at the library. Volunteers at the Kenton Food Bank will collect the donated items.
Kenton library is open at the following times:
- Tuesday 10-2pm;
- Thursday 10-6pm;
- Friday 10-5pm;
- Saturday 10-2pm.
Kenton food bank plays a lead role in the community
Coun Lambert said:
‘The idea of having the library as drop off point for items for the local food bank is great. The staff themselves made the suggestion. Kenton Food bank is playing a lead role in the community in helping to tackle hardship and poverty as well as helping to address the’ cost of living crisis’.
The food bank provides weekly food parcels for those in need. It’s open morning – Tuesday to Friday – 10am- 1,pm. Call 2864640 for more info.