(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)

News

Christmas 50p pot challenge

50p pot challenge
After the success of last years challenge we've decided to do it again but this time we are hoping to fill more than 300 pots! The challenge is simple - fill as many pots as you can with 50ps and return to the Welcome Centre by the first week of December. We all know how… Read More

The rise of the working poor and food banks in our wealthy nation

Centre Manager and volunteers
We live in one of the world's richest nations and yet increasing numbers of our citizens are using food banks. Many of them are not homeless or jobless, they are the working poor, or those who have suddenly been thrown into crisis. Last year the food bank at Huddersfield's Welcome Centre, one of the largest… Read More

The Welcome Centre wins Weston Charity Award

The Welcome Centre
The Welcome Centre, food bank was delighted to be awarded a Weston Charity  Award last week. Ellie Pearson, Centre Manager and Jeanne Watson, Vice Chair of the Welcome Centre attended the Weston Charity Awards  ceremony in Birmingham where a variety of good causes were chosen to receive an award. The Weston Charity Awards celebrate and… Read More

The Right to Food

Report reveals hundreds of ‘hidden food banks’ and true scale of food poverty in UK

Hundreds of hidden food banks are operating in the UK, research has revealed, indicating the true scale of food poverty is higher than previously thought. The Independent reports on a mapping project undertaken by the Independent Food Aid Network (Ifan) which showed there were more than 2,000 food banks across the country, of which at… Read More

Local business Stafflex joins The Welcome Centre as a Corporate Partner

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Huddersfield-based business Stafflex has made a corporate donation to help fund the running costs of The Welcome Centre, a local charity based in Huddersfield town centre. The Welcome Centre provides support to individuals and families in crisis in the south Kirklees area. The Welcome Centre distributes food parcels, toiletry packs, kitchen packs, bedding packs, and clothing, to people whose circumstances… Read More

Food Aid in West Yorkshire

25th anniversary curry night – closed

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On behalf of the Welcome Centre a huge thank you to all involved with our curry night  it was a great success. A special thanks to Owen and Katie at Landings 72, Huddersfield Events Management students, Morrison's for the prosecco, Hathor for the dancing (a nice surprise)  the raffle donors, Delicious Desserts and our guests… Read More

Over £10,000 donated by Community Cards so far

2017

Community Cards coordinator Nigel Clews said ‘The project has been so overwhelmed with donations of cards since Christmas we decided to hold ‘The Great BIG Card Sorting Day’.  Held at Newsome South Methodist Church on Tuesday 21st Feb, it proved to be a fantastic idea with 19 volunteers giving up hours of time to sort the mountain of cards.  Ellie… Read More

Coats and bedding donations suspended

Due to the overwhelming response to our winter coat appeal we have now stopped taking in coats. We have a sufficient supply to meet the demand of our clients. We have received a significant amount of bedding during the last two months and have no further storage available therefore we have also suspended bedding donations.… Read More