10% of every purchase goes towards helping local people in need.

This is what really sets us apart.

As an organisation, Food and Drink North East are committed to the long term development of the regional sector. From provenance projects, jobs and growth through to social inclusion and public health.

Through lean supply chain and efficiency, we want to make your money work harder so that we can have a real, transformative impact across our region.

Finding solutions to food waste, the climate emergency and the scourge of food poverty. Our 10% Community Fund donation is dynamic way to leverage every single Local Heroes purchase for collective benefit.

This is not charity. This is our community. This is the North East.

The Community Fund donation will also help us build a trade resilience fund which will be there to support our regional food and drink producers not only in times of need but to also maintain and grow their businesses so that the North East food and drink sector can thrive.


We want to share our passion for the region’s food and drink producers, brands and incredible chef talent. Our newsletter will bring you stories about our #LocalHeroesNE, celebrating our regional food culture through recipes curated by regional chefs, their food memories and inspiration for what you can cook up with the contents of your boxes. We’ll also be telling you first hand what impact we are having within our communities and giving a platform to those who are benefitting from our community fund.

Support the #LocalHeroesNE Community Fund

Every box purchased on this site will have 10% added to it at checkout. This money will go to form a Community Fund that will help support people in need across the North East of England. More details on how this fund will be administered will be available soon. Until then any monies raised will go towards helping local people in crisis at the Newcastle West End Foodbank.