News

Our Biggest Christmas Hamper Project Ever!

We have just finished producing 186 Christmas Hampers containing Christmas food items – 41 more than last year.   118 hampers were for families with children. In partnership with the Bradford Cinderella Club and other local groups, we include a shoebox of gifts (Hat, gloves, socks, toiletries, sweets and games / activities) for each child.  99 of […]

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Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Follow this link to discover when we are open / closed over the festive period

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Brilliant Response to Harvest Appeal

Our best Harvest ever!  Over 8 tonnes of food has been donated by local people – 2 tonnes mor than in 2018. THANKYOU to the 35 schools, 18 churches and 5 local businesses that supported our appeal – you have made a huge difference.  With your help we can continue offering food parcels to local […]

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Carers Tell of Financial Pressures

39% of unpaid carers say they are struggling to make ends meet. 68% are using their own income or savings to cover the cost of care, equipment or products for the person they care for. 21% are in debt as a result of caring.  Some have had to leave work  and others reduce their hours […]

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Foodbank Encounter – A Volunteer’s Story

When you get chatting to people about working at the foodbank you realise there are a lot of misconceptions out there. I’ve had several conversations which indicate that the public view of clients who come to our foodbanks is far from accurate. Many think clients are eagerly searching for handouts, something for nothing, and that […]

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Sainsbury’s Local in Menston now has a Permanent Collection Point

We are now the official Food Donation Partner for Sainsbury’s Local in Menston.  This means they have placed a Permanent Collection Point at the front of their store and displayed information about our foodbank on their community noticeboard.  We look forward to a rewarding partnership: the people living in Menston will find it much easier […]

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Unilever, Tesco & The Trussell Trust – Help Fight UK Hunger

Look out for specially designed packs of iconic Unilever brands which will soon be going on sale exclusively in 500 Tesco stores, in phases between now and Christmas – in addition to Hellmann’s, Knorr and Colman’s products which were featured last year, excitingly Unilever have added Marmite and PG Tips to the promotion! In support […]

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Students Make Toiletry Packs & Raise Awareness of Foodbank

During July, a team of students from the National Citizen Service completed their social action project with our foodbank. On July 14th they visited to learn about the foodbank  (how it works, who comes, why foodbanks are needed in the 21st century) and try their hand at sorting / storing donating food in our warehouse. […]

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Summer Appeal Results

Many thanks to the four schools and one local charity that donated to our pilot summer appeal.  You collected 262.4 Kg of food and toiletries, including sun cream for children during this heatwave.  It may be a small contribution to our stores, but includes essential items that were in short supply.  All the donations are much appreciated. Thank […]

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IFCO Donates New Delivery Van

IFCO, a worldwide logistics company, has donated a new Mercedes Sprinter van to Bradford North Foodbank, part of the Trussell Trust Foodbank Network, to aid them in their work supporting local people in need of emergency food.  Shuna Hartley, foodbank manager, says: “We have been struggling to deliver food to our five distribution centres.  Since […]

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