Leeds Foodbank 2013

Leeds Foodbank is a new venture. Supported by churches from many different backgrounds and traditions, it is part of a national network seeded by the Trussell Trust.
Donations by the public enable us to provide three days of emergency food to local people in crisis. Working with local care professionals to identify those in need, we are able to provide short term relief and support as well as signposting people to organisations able to help solve the longer term problem.
 Volunteers are able to serve in many different ways – raising awareness, fund-raising, collecting food, managing and controlling stock, transport, staffing foodbank outlets (greeting, serving drinks, talking with clients, signposting other services), administration.
Working with others, the ambition is to have sufficient foodbank outlets to meet need across the city. We’ve still much to learn and our aim is to make sure we grow at a pace that can be sustained. 
Branches will be opening across Leeds in 2013:
  • Lincoln Green, Gipton, Seacroft (Leeds East) - Due to open early 2014
  • Farsley (Leeds West) - Due to open early 2014
  • LS 10 and 11 (Leeds South); Due to open early 2014
  • Meanwood and areas of Moortown (Leeds North)- Officially opened 1st December 2013
  • Horsforth ( Leeds North) - due to open Dec 2013
We can give thanks and praise for:
  • Quality people who are getting involved
  • Churches that are getting behind the project
  • Provision of facilities and finance to enable the initial set-up
  • Support from the Trussell Trust
Requests and challenges:
  • for each local foodbank to get up and running quickly and effectively
  • for the right teams of people to oversee and run local foodbanks
  • for the right relationships to be developed with local frontline workers (who will make the referrals),
Who to contact to find out more:

General enquiries:
Leeds (East) foodbank (Still in development, not yet in operation)
Name: Hannah Smith
Leeds East Foodbank: Warehouse,
Oxford Place Methodist Church,
T: 07902 043379

E: info@leedseast.foodbank.org.uk
W www.leedseast.foodbank.org.uk
Leeds (West) foodbank (on pause)
T: 0113 2797732
E: info@leedswest.foodbank.org.uk
W www.leedswest.foodbank.org.uk
Leeds (South) foodbank (Open)
Name: Helen Ingleby
E: info@leedssouth.foodbank.org.uk or heleningleby@yahoo.co.uk  
W www.leedssouth.foodbank.org.uk

Leeds (North) foodbank (Moortwon - open, Horsforth to open Dec 2013)
Name:Karen Burgon
T: 07542 189 059
E: karenburgon@leedsnorth.foodbank.org.uk
W www.leedsnorth.foodbank.org.uk

John Casey, 01/11/2013


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