Bradford Foodbank Sees Use Increase By 23%

The facility based in the city centre has helped almost 4,000 people in the past 12 months.

A foodbank based in Bradford city centre says the number of people needing their help has gone up by 23% in the past year.

Bradford Central Foodbank, based on Stott Hill, has helped to feed almost 4,000 people in the last 12 months, that figure includes more than 1,000 children.

The facility relies on donations from members of the public, local businesses and other organisations.

Those with a voucher can claim a three day food parcel from the foodbank, which includes a variety of long life products, such as tins of soup, pasta, biscuits and juice.

Josie Barlow, manager of Bradford Central Foodbank, said:

"We're totally reliant on the people of Bradford and their generosity to donate food. Each week we give out around £900 worth of food that people have donated to us, which is amazing.

"We're here to help people who are encountering a real crisis, that could be for a variety of reasons, from benefit changes or delays, to illness or homelessness."

Food can be donated to the foodbank via the Tesco store at the Peel Centre in Bradford, or at a range of other donation points around the city.

Anyone who thinks they might benefit from the foodbank's help is advised to contact a referral agency, such as their GP or social worker.

You can find out more about the Bradford Central Foodbank and get in touch with them via their website...


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