Make Christmas Special for Someone in South Tyneside.

Support our Christmas Appeal!


Key to Life Foodbank Christmas Appeal

Make Christmas Special for Someone in South Tyneside

Weโ€™ve seen a staggering 310% increase in the number of referrals to our Key to Life Foodbank since the pandemic first hit and are now feeding over 16,000 people annually.

With households suffering from the biggest cuts in living standards in forty years, amid escalating food and fuel bills, alongside rising taxes and interest rates many are facing desperate hardship this Christmas.

Find out how you can support our appeal or apply for help below

We want to make Christmas special for those who may have little food in the house or nothing under the tree on Christmas morning, so they know that someone is thinking about them and that they are not alone this festive season.

๐ŸŽ„ Donate Food

Donate festive treats and seasonal fare to make Christmas brighter for those struggling to put food on the table this year.

๐ŸŽ„ Donate a Gift

Donate new and unwrapped toys and gifts, or vouchers for older children, to spread a little Christmas magic.

๐ŸŽ„ Donate Financially

There are various ways to donate financially and you can make your gift go even further with Gift Aid.

๐ŸŽ„ Volunteer Your Time

Christmas is our busiest time of the year. If you can โ€˜elf’ out at our foodbank, there’s a variety of roles available, and we’d love to hear from you.

๐ŸŽ„ Charity Christmas Cards

Send unique, heartfelt, personalised cards or 3D ecards or donate in lieu of a gift. Shop using Making A Difference Cards ;up to 100% of your donation reaches us or 125% if you Gift Aid it!

๐ŸŽ„ Shop our Amazon wishlist

Choose an item to donate – there’s a wide range of gifts for children of all ages to choose from starting from ยฃ5 – & select ‘Key to Life Foodbank’s Gift Registry Address’ (c/o Askins Lodge, Hebburn) as default address.

"I'm currently on the sick from work, without sick pay, and was running low on food again for over Christmas until my universal credit gets paid in January. I've just received my Christmas food parcel and am absolutely sobbing ... thank you so much. Me and my girls are now looking forward to Christmas as they now have something to open and plenty to do on Christmas Eve. Once I'm in a better position the first thing I'm doing is making a donation."

Key to Life Foodbank beneficiary, Christmas 2021

Could your family use some extra help this Christmas?

If you're a South Tyneside family with children aged 16 and under who would like to benefit from help with food and presents, please complete an online application form below before Friday 8 December.