After retiring I needed to feel useful, so I contacted the foodbank to see if I could help. I also Volunteer as a Telephone Befriender with Age UK.
I started with the Foodbank in May 2020, in my role I pack the bags which are then delivered by other volunteers. It is very satisfying to be helping people directly, knowing you are putting food on the table for them. I volunteer with a lovely bunch of people, in the time of lockdown it has been a great way of having contact with others.
Find out more
Cleckheaton Foodbank Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cleckheatonfoodbank/
You can visit their JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/CleckheatonFoodBank
There are a number of foodbanks across Kirklees, and the need has grown during the pandemic. The largest food bank in Kirklees is the Welcome Centre https://www.thewelcomecentre.org/