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TWC in the media

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

Marshfest 2017 family fun day sponsored by Ricky’s School of Rock and Syngenta in association with Marsh Blues Club 22nd July

Marshfest Family Fun day was certainly bigger and better this year. The main stage sponsored by Ricky's School of Rock had sun shining down all day long with live music from a host of bands and entertainers. This year's Marshfest raised more than £4000 all of which has been donated to the Welcome Centre. On… Read More

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

Central England Co-operative food stores set to help food banks in battle against food poverty in Shepley

Central England Co-operative food stores set to help food banks in battle against food poverty in Shepley Central England Co-operative’s Petrol Filling Station at Station Road and Lane Head Road, Shepley have announced the launch of an exciting partnership with The Welcome Centre, Huddersfield in a bid to tackle food poverty.  Colleagues at the two… Read More

A group of youngsters have got helping people in need down to a T.

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A group of youngsters have got helping people in need down to a T.

The 14-strong team spent four weeks on a National Citizen Service programme, which aims to help teenagers to be adventurous, practice skills and hobbies, and support causes in their community.

The group of youngsters, calling themselves Team Pablo, decided to support The Welcome Centre which runs… Read More

Tesco launches community food drive to help those in need


Tesco launch community food drive in Huddersfield

Huddersfield Examiner 29.6.16


A bumper community food drive has been launched by Tesco.

Every little helps is certainly true of the mission of the Viaduct Street store, where shoppers are being asked to donate items of food to help local people in need.

From now until Sunday people can donate tins… Read More

Welcome Centre food bank rents warehouse to cope with massive rise in demand

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Huddersfield Examiner 26.6.2016 A massive rise in families needing help has forced a Huddersfield food charity to expand. Soaring demand for food and household items has meant The Welcome Centre has rented a warehouse in Huddersfield to prepare more parcels. The group has also taken on a new advice worker to offer more help to… Read More

A new financial slump may be on the cards


Kirklees Council recently announced that it faces further swingeing cuts in its budget – and the number of people using food banks in the area is soaring. Both are signs that all is still not well with the economy.

According to economics expert Kevin Rowles, a retired Huddersfield University academic, in the coming year almost all income groups will be… Read More