TT2 Limited, the operator of the Tyne Tunnels, has made a donation to a local foodbank as part of its ongoing charity support programme.

The Tyne Tunnels Community fund, founded by TT2 in November 2016, donated £500 to The BAY Foodbank, a charity based in North Tyneside.

The BAY Foodbank has been providing emergency food provisions to local individuals and families in financial crisis since 2012. It operates out of The Barn in Meadow Well, North Shields and is run by a team of local volunteers and staff.

The Tyne Tunnels Community fund helps TT2 Limited achieve its aim to be a good neighbour to communities on both sides of the Tyne, as well as to those in their wider customer base. The fund was established to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the second road tunnel, and strives to support local charitable and educational programmes across the region.

Stu Sutton, Operations Manager at TT2 said: “TT2 is proud to be able to support local community charities, such as The BAY Foodbank. This charity has provided fantastic support to vulnerable people in North Tyneside over the past five years, and we are delighted to be able to help such a great cause.”

Rev. Alan Dickinson, Chairman and Trustee of The BAY Foodbank said: “We would like to say thank you to the Tyne Tunnels Community fund and TT2 for supporting us. This generous donation will help us to provide vital emergency food to local individuals and families who are in crisis. Many local people rely on our help, and we couldn’t manage without donations like this.”

The BAY Foodbank is open Monday to Friday between 9.30 am and 5pm. They are in need of non-perishable food, and publish a weekly wish list on their website of the most wanted products –