How you can support Hospitality and Hope with a donation this Christmas - this is what they need

With Christmas just around the corner, many people’s thoughts turn to those less fortunate than themselves.

Thursday, 21st November 2019, 11:45 am

And if you’re looking to do a good turn this festive season, Hospitality and Hope, based in South Shields, is appealing for donations to support those families across the borough who need its help with food parcels.

From store cupboard essentials to toiletries, the foodbank team needs you to top up its stocks so it can continue making parcels for those who may otherwise go without.

So while you pop to the supermarket to stock up for lunch on December 25, or that all-important festive buffet, please consider adding something else to your trolley for a good cause.

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Hospitality and Hope operation development manager Paul Oliver.

People wishing to make donations can visit the centre’s premises on Hampden Street between 9am and 2pm, Monday to Friday.

Alternatively, food can be bought and added to a pick point at Asda in South Shields and Boldon, or Sainsbury’s at the Nook.

Hospitality and Hope can also be supported online via the Spareable app. Groceries can be bought through the app, and then Hospitality and Hope nominated as the destination by choosing South Tyneside Foodbank.

Here are the items Hospitality and Hope is appealing for in the run-up to Christmas:

Soap powder, coffee and tea bags are some of the items needed by Hospitality and Hope in the run-up to Christmas.

Long Life Milk (UHT)



Tinned meat or fish

Tinned spaghetti

Tinned vegetables or fruit

Tinned potatoes

Tinned ready meals

Pet food

Baby food

Soap powder