Fifteen young volunteers from four continents spent a day a a borough charity’s distribution depot to help The BAY Foodbank.
The volunteers from the USA, Canada, the UK, India and Columbia, helped to packed 200 food parcels and 4,000 items of clothing in ten hours at the Angels of the North’s depot at the Tyne Tunnel Trading Estate, ready for distribution to needy families around the borough.
The volunteers were sponsored by the global movement Youth with a Mission known as YWAM.
Angels of the North’s honorary chief executive Barbara Connors-Fowler said: “I have been very impressed to meet so many youngsters with a united common purpose.
“It was a particularly chilly and windy day and the volunteers from India and Columbia looked particularly cold – but those from the USA and Canada thought the weather was pretty mild.”