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A list of charities and voluntary groups where you can get free food parcels when you can’t afford to buy food.

If you can’t afford to buy or cook food for yourself help is available. Read more below to find local services, charities and community groups who can help and low cost options to help make your money go further.

Looking for a hot meal or low cost food in Newcastle? Find voluntary groups and charities that cook meals for the community across Newcastle.

Loan sharks are unlicensed money lenders who often charge very high interest rates. They sometimes use threats and violence to frighten people who can’t pay back their loan. You can get help if you have borrowed money from a loan shark or suspect one is working in your area.