(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

Sainsbury’s Shorehead pay us a visit

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There is often a lot of talk about the lack of support the big supermarkets give to charities like us. Talk of food waste, people going hungry and the lack of support for the community. Well we are lucky here in #Huddersfield that Sainsbury‘s Shorehead, have chosen not only to support us with two collection points, a… Read More

Community Cards newsletter 2015

£5 a week challenge with Think Money

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As part of a campaign to help raise awareness about the food poverty and hunger that thousands of people across the UK are faced with every day Think Money Group have challenged someone from the Welcome Centre to take part in their £5 for one week food challenge.

They chose £5 as they believe that although it will be incredibly challenging,… Read More

Big rice challenge is a Fair success story

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Holmfirth-based environmental educators Fairandfunky had a nice rice surprise for The Welcome Centre

Holmfirth-based environmental educators Fairandfunky had a nice rice surprise for The Welcome Centre.

In September, the group launched the 90kg rice challenge, aiming to sell 90kg of Fair Trade Malawian rice three times over.

The rice challenge was taken on across the area: Fairandfunky led assemblies in… Read More

Save the date – 25th March 2015

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Huddersfield university final year events management students are hosting a charity dinner and auction to raise money for the Welcome Centre on 25th March 2015.

The venue will be at Huddersfield Golf Club and tickets will be available shortly. All proceeds will help support local people in crisis through the Welcome Centre. More details to follow or contact events.thewelcomecentre@gmail.com

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