The huge pressure Covid-19 has put on Huddersfield food bank - and the generosity that has seen it through.

They have almost doubled their monthly meal output during the crisis - but their volunteers have been more than halved.

By the end of April the food bank, based at the Welcome Centre on Lord Street, had provided 1,683 food packs to families during that months.

That's the equivalent of 35,100 meals. It also represents a significant logistical challenge and a huge drain on stock.

What's more it's an increase on the 1,133 packs given out in April last year, which was the equivalent of 19,000 meals.

Back then the centre's five staff were supported by 100 volunteers.

This year the number has been cut to just 40 as many people are shielding during the virus outbreak.

Yet the centre has carried on with its work with its warehouse continuing to function. The difference is that food is now delivered to those that need it rather than being collected.

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The Welcome Centre (Huddersfield) is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1151282 and company number 8428517. We are based at 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield HD1 1QB. We use cookies to improve your experience using this website.
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