Tag: Foodbank

Praise for Foodbank volunteers

Praise for Foodbank volunteers

Volunteers in South Leeds were joined by local Councillor Judith Blake this week as she went to see how the South and East Foodbank operates. The Foodbank is run by around 280 volunteers who have come together to help people who are facing some form of crisis and have been referred through to them from […]

By February 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
What exactly do Foodbanks do?

What exactly do Foodbanks do?

At a recent supermarket collection (where foodbank volunteers ask members of the public to make a food donation) I was approached by a lady who asked “Why should I donate food for people who are too lazy to work and provide for themselves?” It’s a fair question and it deserves a fair and honest answer. […]

Hunslet volunteers welcome superstore generosity

Hunslet volunteers welcome superstore generosity

The volunteer team at Hunslet Methodist church were this week presented with a £200 donation by Leigh Bell-Peirce, the Community Champion at the Middleton Asda superstore. The team co-run popular weekly coffee mornings – featuring free breakfast, toys and games, access to clothes donations, and more – every Wednesday at their centre on the Telfords […]

By February 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Presentations to BITMO’s Charities of the Year

Presentations to BITMO’s Charities of the Year

Presentations to BITMO’s Charities of the Year Throughout 2016, BITMO raised a total of £600 for the two charities of the year, SLATE Feel Good Furniture Store and the Leeds South & East Foodbank. Raised mainly through raffles held at the Belle Isle Gala, Christmas Party and Christmas Fair, the money was split between the […]

Foodbank’s New Year appeal

Foodbank’s New Year appeal

Foodbank ‘pauses for breath’ and prepares for New Year After a hectic Christmas the volunteers at the Leeds South and East Foodbank are gearing up for what promises to be a busy 2017. In the two weeks prior to Christmas the foodbank donated almost a ton of food to charities helping those ‘living on the […]

By January 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Foodbank’s Harvest appeal for food and funds

Foodbank’s Harvest appeal for food and funds

Leeds South and East Foodbank has launched a new appeal, asking local people to take a different approach this Harvest by giving a ‘Combined Harvest’ donation of food and money, which will help the charity continue its vital work during the shift from Autumn to Winter, when the foodbank sees a significant rise in need […]