With the Main centre – for visitors and parcel collections is Lord Street, Huddersfield and the Donations centre – to drop off donations – on Queens Mill Industrial Estate, Queens Mill Road, Lockwood, the Welcome Centre in Huddersfield is one of the largest food banks in the north of England.
The number of people using food banks across the UK has risen from tens of thousands to millions since 2010.
There are many factors contributing to the rise of food poverty, including national welfare reforms, the rise of zero hours contracts, and struggling local economies. The Welcome Centre provides food, toiletries and other essentials alongside a one-to-one advocacy, guidance and support service tailored to people’s needs.
The food packs that the Welcome Centre give out contain enough food for seven days.
They try to provide a good quantity of nutritious, high quality food in our food packs, and tailor each pack to meet people’s dietary requirements and preferences. They believe in respecting people’s food choices no matter what financial predicament they find themselves in.
They’re more than just a food bank.
The Welcome Centre offer clients advocacy, guidance and support to help them address any underlying or ongoing issues which prevent them getting back on their feet. You can find out more about the additional support they provide here advocacy, guidance and support.
As an independent, local charity, they rely on the support of local people like you; please help if you can.
The Welcome Centre accept donations of most dried, fresh and tinned foods as long as they are unopened and in date.
If you want to discuss a donation of surplus stock from your business, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christmas appeals currently for food etc are – https://www.thewelcomecentre.org/pages/32-christmas-shortages
Donations of Christmas items should be with the Welcome Centre by Friday 21st December.
Other ways that you can get involved can be found here – https://www.thewelcomecentre.org/pages/2-support-us
To get contact details of the Welcome Centre, please visit our organisation listing for them.