(Main centre) The Welcome Centre, 15 Lord Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1QB

(Warehouse & Donations) Unit 7 Queens Mill Industrial Estate, Queens Mill Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield, HD1 3RR

Switchboard Tel :01484 515086

Referrals Tel: 01484 340034 (between 10am and 4pm only)

Supporting people in crisis

People are in real need in our community – every week families are going hungry because they can’t make ends meet.

As a food bank we rely on cash and food donations, please help us if you can. We provide practical, short-term support: basic essentials such as food, toiletries, household items, and bedding. We offer advice and guidance to help resolve the causes of food poverty and support to access other specialist services.

What's going on!

Volunteers needed

General Volunteers General volunteers perform an important and varied role, working as part of a team at our Lord Street offices. The main area of work is putting together crisis packs of food, toiletries, and other essential items for our clients, tailored to meet their individual needs. Additional duties include sorting and decanting food, receiving donations from members of the… Read More

Christmas appeals for 2018

This winter we need your support more than ever. During 2018, we have seen a 30% increase in demand for The Welcome Centre. More and more people are struggling to make ends meet, which makes the Christmas period even more difficult.  During this time we offer some additional support and we have three Christmas appeals… Read More

The Welcome Centre launches its Christmas 50p challenge

50p pot challenge
It may still be weeks away but The Welcome Centre is preparing for Christmas. The winter months are always busy at the food bank. Budgets are squeezed due to higher heating bills and the additional costs of the festive season. So, to help ease the financial burden in the run-up to Christmas, The Welcome Centre… Read More

Community Cards receive Royal award

Duke of York award
The Welcome Centre are delighted to share the amazing news that Community Cards has been awarded the Duke of York Community Initiative Award. The award ceremony took place at Sheffield Cathedral in April, where three representatives from Community Cards were recognised for the work. Nigel (project coordinator), Lucy (trustee and communications, publicity and fundraiser), Barbara… Read More

Universal Credit plunges Huddersfield people into debt … and food bank into crisis

Managing demand is getting harder
Article from Huddersfield Examiner 5th May 2018 Referrals to a Huddersfield town centre foodbank have rocketed in the last 12 months as the controversial new Universal Credit plunges more Huddersfield people into debt. In the first four months of 2018 the centre received 469 referrals from clients on Universal Credit - up from 138 in… Read More

Yorkshire Building Society donation helps feed hungry families

Donation to support hungry families
The Welcome Centre food bank, which provides an emergency lifeline for hungry families in Kirklees has been given a funding boost from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation. We have received a £1,000 donation to feed hungry families from the Charitable Foundation after being recommended by colleagues from Society’s branch in near-by Slaithwaite. Yorkshire Building Society Charitable… Read More

New volunteering opportunities added

volunteering posts

We’ve just updated our volunteering opportunities page with three new vacancies.


Collection drivers Our collection drivers perform an important role collecting stock donations from local businesses, schools, and community groups and delivering them to our storage warehouse in Lockwood. Collection drivers also help us by transporting stock between our warehouse and our main site in Huddersfield town centre. Collection… Read More

Take a look inside the Welcome Centre

We've been really fortunate that Netherhall Learning Campus media students got in touch with us and they have helped us to make a short video. The video will give you an insight into what goes on at the centre, what it looks like and some feedback from some of our staff and volunteers.  Go on,… Read More