(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

Line-up revealed for Marshfest Huddersfield 2018

Marshfest family festival
It's only a fiver for a great day out Marshfest in association with We Shall Overcome returns slightly later this year for the August Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday August 25th and Sunday August 26th) and promises to be even bigger and better. The small but perfectly formed Marshfest family festival only costs a fiver for… 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

Meet Cath our Development Worker

Help with reading poster

Winter appeal a huge success

Local Giving winter appeal
The Welcome Centre Winter appeal has now finished Last year we provided more than 143,000 meals to those in poverty.  We launched our appeal back in November to help us cope with the expected 20% increase in demand following Universal Credit roll out. Our aim To raise approximately £800 so we could provide at least 45… Read More

One 17 Architects & interior Designers Christmas are delighted to continue their support of The Welcome Centre

One17 Charitable Trust

One 17 Architects & interior Designers Christmas are delighted to continue their support of The Welcome Centre this Christmas with an unrestricted donation. Caroline Lee, Head of Community Liaison at One 17 explains why.

The Welcome Centre is more than just a food bank. In addition to food and essential household items the Centre also provides friendly, non-judgemental advice and… Read More

Sadeh Lok staff in festive foodbank boost

Foodbank donation
Kind hearted staff at Huddersfield-based housing group, Sadeh Lok, have pulled out all the stops to donate five big boxes of food and toiletries to a local foodbank charity. The Christmas delivery was welcomed by staff and volunteers at the Welcome Centre foodbank this week as more and more families and individuals look for help… 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