(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

Welcome Centre looking for donations to help spread festive cheer to those struggling to make ends meet

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While many residents are getting into the festive spirit, some Huddersfield families in crisis will this year struggle to celebrate at all.

But behind the scenes, the town’s own Santa’s helpers are working around the clock at the Welcome Centre, to help bring Christmas cheer to those most in need.

And now the Lord Street-based team, which provides emergency food… Read More

Syngenta does its bit for community

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Workers at a Huddersfield firm opened their doors to neighbouring community groups and showered them with Christmas good cheer!

Syngenta launched its Employees Community Gift scheme earlier this year and has made available a cash fund of £15,000 for local community and voluntary groups.

Workers make donations from their salary and the fund is topped up by the company.

The… Read More

Huddersfield food bank The Welcome Centre backs proposals outlined in landmark food poverty report

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Staff said changes to benefits had made the issue more prolific and thanked local businesses for working with it to tackle food waste

Staff running a Huddersfield food bank have responded to a landmark food poverty report.

Lord Street’s Welcome Centre cheered the proposals outlined in the All Party Parliamentary Group, Feeding Britain’s, report.

In it, contributors… Read More

A power cut hit parts of the Holme valley – but brought Christmas smiles to others.

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For generous staff at Wooldale Co-op salvaged food from their dead freezers and chillers and donated it to the food bank based at the Welcome Centre in Huddersfield.

In all, they handed over more than £2,000 worth of meat, dairy products, fruit and vegetables to the centre.

There were even some party food specials for the centre staff to… Read More

Community theatre group Mikron raises over £1000 for Welcome Centre to help those in crisis

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They brought belly laughs to crowds all over the country — but that was only one part of the good work done by Marsden’s Mikron theatre group this year, who have raised over £1,000 for a hardworking Huddersfield charity.

Lord Street’s The Welcome Centre were the recipients of the windfall, which was raised thanks to the team’s stand out performance… Read More

Huddersfield’s Welcome Centre crisis scheme gets cash boost from Howitt Homeless Trust

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They are expecting a bumper demand in the festive season.

And Huddersfield’s Welcome Centre has just received a timely boost.

David Astin, chairman of the Howitt Homeless Trust, handed over a cheque for £2,000 to help the Lord Street charity gear up for its most demanding time of the year.

Most of the money will be spent on household… Read More

Beananomics

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Making monetary donations go further with Beananomics

The Welcome Centre receives many generous donations of cash from individuals, community groups, businesses and through fundraising events which allows us to purchase food and other items that are in short supply. It gives us the freedom to shop around for items at the best price from a variety of sources. When those… Read More

Marks and Spencers Bag Pack – 20th December 2014

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We are bag packing to raise money for The Welcome Centre. Food Bank and More – if you want to come along and help out we are looking for 2 hour slots.

We are looking for 2 hour slots from 2pm-4pm , 4pm-6pm and 6pm-8pm at Marks and Spencer Waterloo.

For more information please contact Emma at emma.thewelcomecentre@gmail.com or call on 01484… Read More

Suma’s “Eat beans – give beans”

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During Jan and Feb, for every case of Suma’s catering baked beans sold, they will give a case to one of 4 local organisations who they work with, one of which is the Welcome Centre.

The four centres all operate slightly differently, but all have the same basic principles of preventing good food going to landfill, whilst providing help and support to their… Read More

A supermarket giant is helping a Huddersfield charity to feed those in crisis.

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The Welcome Centre and Huddersfield’s Methodist Mission will now be up to £4,000 better off over the next year after Sainsbury’s Shorehead store launched their new scheme to donate up to 20 carrier bags of fresh bread each week which will be given to those using the charity’s services.

Freshly-baked bread and artisan loaves could now be among the items… Read More