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Free meals and cheap food in Newcastle

Volunteer and community groups welcome people who are hungry or lonely to eat a hot meal. Community meals and supermarkets often use food donated by companies where it would otherwise go to waste.

Find out below where you can:

  • sit and eat a hot meal cooked by volunteers free of charge or for a small donation
  • buy food at Community supermarkets for a small donation
  • get an emergency food parcel. Visit our page on Food banks in Newcastle

What’s available on:

Mondays

Tuesdays

Wednesdays

Thursdays

Fridays

Saturdays

Sundays

 

Mondays

Name What’s available  How to access
Vinnie’s Café at Blackfriars

Address: Newbridge Street
NE1 2TQ

Telephone: 0191 261 6027

Website: 

Low cost hot meals cooked by volunteers.

Free emergency packs of food, clothing, toiletries and sanitary products for those in need.

Time: 11am to 1.30pm

Who can use it: all welcome

How: drop in

Cost: pay what you feel for your meal

Culture Cafe at  Byker Community Centre

Address: 153 Headlam Street, Byker, NE6 2DX

 

Group cookery session where you cook and eat a meal together. Sharing food, language, art and friendship Time: 12pm to 2pm

Who can use it: adults

How: drop in

Cost: donations welcome

The People’s Kitchen

Address: Outreach van on Trafalgar Street (Arches)NE1 2LA

Telephone: 0191 222 0699

Website: 

Free hot food to people who need it on the street in Newcastle Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Who can use it: adults

How: drop in

Cost: free

Changing Lives City Homeless Drop in Service

Address: Crisis Skylight Newcastle, City Road, NE1 2AF

Telephone: 0191 232 5699

A free warm breakfast

Clothes washing facilities

Showers

Advice on housing, health services and access to drug workers.

Time: 8am to 12pm

Who can use it: people at risk of or who are experiencing homelessness in Newcastle

How: drop in

Cost: free

 

Tuesdays

Name What’s available  How to access
Vinnie’s Café at Blackfriars

Address: Newbridge Street
NE1 2TQ

Telephone: 0191 261 6027

Website: 

Low cost hot meals cooked by volunteers.

Free emergency packs of food, clothing, toiletries and sanitary products for those in need.

Time: 11am to 1.30pm

Who can use it: adults

How: drop in

Cost: pay a donation for a meal

The People’s Kitchen

Address: The Allison Centre, 56 Bath Lane, NE4 5SQ

Telephone: 0191 222 0699

Website: 

Free hot meal for people who need it.

Showers and clothing is available

Time: 6.30pm to 8.45pm

Who can use it: adults

How: drop in

Cost: free

Changing Lives City Homeless Drop in Service

Address: Crisis Skylight Newcastle, City Road, NE1 2AF

Telephone: 0191 232 5699

A free warm breakfast

Clothes washing facilities

Showers

Advice on housing, health services and access to drug workers.

Time: 8am to 12pm

Who can use it: people at risk of or who are experiencing homelessness in Newcastle

How: drop in

Cost: free

Byker Pantry 

Address: Life Vineyard Church, 11 – 13 Raby Cross, Raby Way, Byker, NE6 2FF

Telephone: 0749 548 4492

 

 

Buy low cost food using the Byker Pantry points scheme.

Time: 9am to 11am and 1pm to 4pm

Who can use it: people who live or work in Byker. Or have a child at school in Byker.

How: drop in.  You exchange money for points. Then buy food items which are priced in points.

Cost: low cost

 

Wednesday

Name What’s available  How to access
Vinnie’s Café at Blackfriars

Address: Newbridge Street
NE1 2TQ

Telephone: 0191 261 6027

Website: 

Low cost hot meals cooked by volunteers.

Free emergency packs of food, clothing, toiletries and sanitary products for those in need.

Time: 11am to 1.30pm

Who can use it: all welcome

How: drop in

Cost: pay what you feel for your meal

St Martin’s Centre

Address: Roman Avenue, Byker, Tyne and Wear, NE6 2RJ

Email: info@stmartinscentre.org.uk

Website: stmartinscentre.org.uk

Tel: 0191 276 4002

Low cost Community Lunch.

2 course meal with tea and coffee, games and bingo

Time: 11am to 1pm

Who can use it: all welcome

How: drop in

Cost: £3.50

FoodCycle Monkchester

Address: Monkchester Community Centre, 208 Monkchester Road, Walker, NE6 2LJ

Website: 

A free, 3 course, sit down, community meal Particularly those who are hungry or lonely.

Meals are freshly cooked, suitable for vegetarians and completely free.

Portions of leftovers, surplus food and fresh fruit, veg and bread are available to take away.

Time: 12.30pm

Who can use it: all welcome

How: drop in

Cost: free

The People’s Kitchen

Address: Trafalgar Street (Arches)

Telephone: 0191 222 0699

Website: 

Free hot meal for people who need it.

Showers and clothing is available

Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Who can use it: adults

How: drop in

Cost: free

Changing Lives City Homeless Drop in Service

Address: Crisis Skylight Newcastle, City  Road, NE1 2AF

Telephone: 0191 232 5699

A free warm breakfast

Clothes washing facilities

Showers

Advice on housing, health services and access to drug workers.

Time: 8am to 12pm

Who can use it: people at risk of or who are experiencing homelessness in Newcastle

How: drop in

Cost: free

Thursday

Name What’s available  How to access
A free, 3 course, sit down, community meal Particularly those who are hungry or lonely.

Meals are freshly cooked, suitable for vegetarians and completely free.

Portions of leftovers, surplus food and fresh fruit, veg and bread are available to take away.

Time: 6pm

Who can use it: all welcome

How: drop in

Cost: free

A free, 3 course, sit down, community meal Particularly those who are hungry or lonely.

Meals are freshly cooked, suitable for vegetarians and completely free.

Portions of leftovers, surplus food and fresh fruit, veg and bread are available to take away.

Time: 6.30pm

Who can use it: all welcome

How: drop in

Cost: free

The People’s Kitchen

Address: The Allison Centre, 56 Bath Lane, NE4 5SQ

Telephone: 0191 222 0699

Website: 

Free hot meal for people who need it.

Showers and clothing is available

Time: 1pm to 4pm

Who can use it: adults

How: drop in

Cost: free

The People’s Kitchen

Address: Outreach van on Trafalgar Street (Arches), NE1 2LA

Telephone: 0191 222 0699

Website: 

Free hot food to people who need it on the street in Newcastle Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm

Who can use it: adults

How: drop in

Cost: free

Changing Lives City Homeless Drop in Service

Address: Crisis Skylight Newcastle, City Road, NE1 2AF

Telephone: 0191 232 5699

Telephone: 0191 273 8891

Website: 

A free warm breakfast

Clothes washing facilities

Showers

Advice on housing, health services and access to drug workers.

Time: 8am to 12pm

Who can use it: people at risk of or who are experiencing homelessness in Newcastle

How: drop in

Cost: free

Pay as you Feel Supermarket at Byker Community Centre

Address: 153 Headlam Street, Byker, NE6 2DX

Telephone: 0191 265 5777

Website: 

You can buy food for a small donation that would have otherwise been thrown away by shops. Time: 4pm to 8pm

Who can use it: all welcome

How: drop in

Cost: pay as you feel

 

Byker Pantry 

Address: Life Vineyard Church, 11 – 13 Raby Cross, Raby Way, Byker, NE6 2FF

Telephone: 0749 548 4492

 

 

Buy low cost food using the Byker Pantry points scheme.

Items are at least half the price of a supermarket.

Time: 2pm to 6pm

Who can use it: people who live or work in Byker. Or have a child at school in Byker.

How: drop in.  You exchange money for points. Then buy food items which are priced in points.

Cost: low cost

 

 

Fridays

Name What’s available  How to access
Magic Hat Cafe at Byker Community Centre

Address: 153 Headlam Street, Byker, NE6 2DX

Telephone: 0191 265 5777

Website: 

 

A hot meal for a small donation Time: 5pm to 8pm

Who can use it: all welcome

How: drop in

Cost: pay as you feel

The People’s Kitchen

Address: The Allison Centre, 56 Bath Lane, NE4 5SQ

Telephone: 0191 222 0699

Website: 

Free hot meal for people who need it.

Clothing is available

Time: 6.30pm to 8.45pm

Who can use it: adults

How: drop in

Cost: free

Changing Lives City Homeless Drop in Service

Address: Crisis Skylight Newcastle, City Road, NE1 2AF

Telephone: 0191 232 5699

Telephone: 0191 273 8891

Website: 

A free warm breakfast

Clothes washing facilities

Showers

Advice on housing, health services and access to drug workers.

Time: 8am to 12pm

Who can use it: people at risk of or who are experiencing homelessness in Newcastle

How: drop in

Cost: free

Pay as you Feel Supermarket at Byker Community Centre

Address: 153 Headlam Street, Byker, NE6 2DX

Telephone: 0191 265 5777

Website: 

You can buy food for a small donation that would have otherwise been thrown away by shops. Time: 9.30am to 4pm

Who can use it: all welcome

How: drop in

Cost: pay as you feel

 

Saturdays

Name What’s available  How to access
Pay as you Feel Supermarket at Byker Community Centre

Address: 153 Headlam Street, Byker, NE6 2DX

Telephone: 0191 265 5777

Website: 

You can buy food for a small donation that would have otherwise been thrown away by shops. Time: 10am to 1pm

Who can use it: all welcome

How: drop in

Cost: pay as you feel

 

Sundays

Name What’s available  How to access
The People’s Kitchen

Address: Old Eldon Square

Telephone: 0191 222 0699

Website: 

Free hot meal for people who need it.

Clothing is available

Time: 9am to 10.45am

Who can use it: adults

How: drop in

Cost: free

The services listed on this page are ran by volunteers and charities. As far as we are aware this information is up to date and correct but opening times and availability can change. Before attending a session please check it is running and any eligibility criteria as some services are only for adults or rough sleepers. Please note there may be a limit as to the number of times you can access a service due to high demands in Newcastle. Read more in our Terms and Conditions.

Last updated: October 18, 2019

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