Holme Valley Foodbank is very grateful for the support we receive from all individuals and groups.

Your support allows us to help so many local people. A huge thank you goes out to everyone!

Thank you

We are very grateful for the large donations of food from:

Holmfirth Parish Church,  Methodist Church, Holmfirth, Ramsdens Solicitors, Holmfirth,   Lindley Grange Care Home, Huddersfield.

We also receive many individual donations and we are so grateful for those. All of our supporters are key to the work we can do helping those in need. A massive thank you to everyone!

Every week we receive individual donations of food and money from the Holme Valley community to help us support those in HD9. We are enormously appreciative of this wave of kindness which constantly laps around the Food Bank. Where we can, we like to thank people by letter or email.

THANK YOU for your generosity & continuing support. Huge THANKS also to those who give anonymously to support us during the coronavirus pandemic emergency. Without your help, we could not provide the support to households in difficulty in our community

Thank you so much. Your support is amazing and so important to us.

Holmfirth and Honley Elf Trail

Just look at the list of participating local businesses in Kerry Sykes’s excellent Holmfirth and Honley Elf Trail. Despite the restrictions the pandemic has brought, these amazing, hard-working folks are making donations over and above their entry fee to support the two food banks in the Holme Valley….
Community spirit is alive and well in spite of the hard 18-months most will have had!! Thank you all for your generosity!
What a fantastically-timed initiative, Kerry, all ready to boost funds for special Christmas food parcels Thank you for investing your time and effort into this and making our community a better and more engaging place to live.


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Stocksmoor Village Association

A huge THANK YOU to the residents of Stocksmoor and Stocksmoor VillageAssociation who have donated food and other supplies to Holme Valley Food Bank in the last month.
You have done a fantastic job in organising the collection, donating items and then co-ordinating with the Foodbank. We are overwhelmed by your generosity. Thank you all so much You are all stars.

Stable Court Dental Surgery

We’re full of smiles about Stable Court Dental Surgery‘s donation of children’s toothpaste. It’s such a great gift in a small package, helping to keep young families healthy and happy. Thank you so much for thinking of the Holme Valley Food Bank.

Scholes Village Store

Donations of long shelf-life food are always a welcome sight! This joyful trolley-load is donated by Scholes Village Store. Thank you for your kind action and for thinking of those in our community who are in need in these uncertain times. You are all stars!

Holmfirth Festival of Folk

A massive thank you to Holmfirth Festival of Folk for sharing the proceeds from their Festival Live Stream 2021 CD with the Food Banks in the Holme Valley. What a wonderful fund-raiser!
The fab CD is still available from Read Holmfirth too!

Volunteers Week

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A HUGE THANK YOU to all our wonderful VOLUNTEERS!

Did you know that Holme Valley Foodbank is run entirely by volunteers?

It’s all go – collecting food, sorting, packing, delivering food, thinking up new ideas, covering for emergencies, handling difficult issues, relaying messages, providing a friendly face and reassurance, designing and producing newsletters and posters, social media and website, strategy planning, organising, running the foodbank and so much more… Thank you all!

 Thank you all #VolunteersWeek #HolmeValley

See and hear some of our volunteers talking about their role in the foodbank

Foodbank treasurer Anne talks about the challenges the Foodbank has met with the help of all of our volunteers 



Taylors Food Store

A really big thank you to our friends at Taylors Food Store!

Beginning their donations in June of 2020 Taylors Food Store have provided weekly supplies of their freshest of breads, tastiest of fruit, veg, eggs, milk and even the occasional Lucozade!

We are blown away by such kindness and generosity. 

As many of you know Holme Valley Foodbank is a small organisation, and we are proud and honoured to be surrounded and supported by so many local businesses around us. A lot of what Holme Valley Foodbank do as an emergency food centre could not even begin to be achieved without the help of business’ such as Taylors, their support meaning families get the good quality produce they deserve and can rely on.

Tony Washington and his team at Taylors food store in Honley are truly amazing, THANK YOU so much!

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Hepworth Junior and Infant School

We continue to provide 2.5 times as many food parcels each week than pre-COVID times, so every item donated counts more than ever towards helping those in need. A special big THANK YOU to the pupils, families and staff of Hepworth Junior and Infant School who collect for us continuously. Your kindness and generosity is really appreciated – you’re all stars!



Stocksmoor Village Association

Massive thanks to all those who contributed to Stocksmoor Village Association collection for the Food Bank. Every available space in Liz’s (Food Bank Chair) car was utilised and then it took 3 volunteers an hour to empty her car and put all your wonderful donations away. The shelves did look a little more full that morning and now we know why! Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity. You’re all stars!172895897_925871258177416_6138270595975479577_n

Stable Court dental surgery 

Donated toothpaste and dental products. These little tubes of magic will help to keep all of our recipients healthy. What a difference you have made.Thank you so much.


DHB Healthcare

Thank you to DHB Healthcare for a generous donation of mouthwash to help support people’s oral health. Your kindness makes a difference.

Matched Giving Appeal – now completed – thank you!

Mega-Exciting news! The Holme Valley Food Bank – Matched Giving Appeal has reached its target!!
Thanks to your kindness and generosity, the appeal has reached its target of £5000.00! This has been matched by One Community and the Match It Fund, meaning that double the number of people can be helped through your donations. How fantastic is this!!
Thank you so much for your donations. Every gift helps, large or small.
You can also donate monthly to the Food Bank and if you are a UK tax payer, you can agree to gift-aid your donation, which gives the Food Bank further funds.
Go to our “About” page on the Food Bank Volunteers Holme Valley Local Giving page and select the blue Monthly Giving button or follow this link:…/foodbank-volunteers-holme…/
A big THANK YOU to all our donors. Your response has been overwhelming. The wave of kindness is alive and well in the Holme Valley. We wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year.

Atlantic Ceramics and Rod The Potter

We are amazed and overwhelmed by Lorna Gilbert Ceramics who organised the #GreatCharityPotSale and two talented Holmfirth artists, Rod Websdell @rodthepotter and Atlantic Ceramics Katherine Greenwell who both created some fabulous artwork which was sold with the proceeds benefiting the Food Bank to the sum of £200!

Thank you so much for using your fabulous creativity to support people in need in these difficult times. You are fantastic community supporters.  🌟

Holme Coffee House

The lovely folks at Holme Coffee House, Holmfirth donated £120 of their tips and a number of family size tins of beans and tuna. How amazingly generous is that, especially in these hard times?!

Thank you so much – your gift has enabled us to buy shampoo and shower gel to add to the food bags this week and next week. 


Scholes village 5K

A huge THANK YOU to Scholes Village 5K runners who are raising funds for to help the Food Bank support those in need in our community. This is so welcome at this time of uncertainty. You are awesome!!

Stable Court Dental Surgery

We had a great start to 2021 when Stable Court Dental Surgery donated toothpaste to support good dental health. Thank you!

Kirklees Council

Thanks to Kirklees Council for providing hand wash, hand sanitizer and shower gel to help control infection.

Holmfirth Events

A big SHOUT OUT for Holmfirth Events Easter Bunny Trail 2020, which raised funds for the Food Banks in the Holme Valley. We’re delighted to say that Food Bank Volunteers benefitted by £92.18, as did the Full Life Church Foodbank. THANK YOU for all your hard work Holmfirth Events, to everyone who participated, especially the fluffy bunnies. Well done for making this a success during the first national lockdown. You are all stars
PS There was also a fab Elf Trail – very naughty elves getting into trouble in Holmfirth and Honley shops and businesses. Well done Kerry and Holmfirth Events !!

Scholes Pavillion Pre School

A SHOUT-OUT for Scholes Pavilion Pre School who organised and delivered a collection of food and other “goodies” for the Food Bank.
With all the other preparations for Christmas, this is extremely kind and thoughtful of everyone involved. THANK YOU so much. You are all New Year stars and your gifts will make such a difference to those in need in our Holme Valley community during the winter months.

Hepworth School

Hepworth School have topped their amazing support of  the Food Bank, in this most challenging of years, with their Reverse Advent Calendar collection. A huge round of applause and tremendous thanks to all pupils, parents, families, and staff. You are all Christmas stars!!


Healthy Mums Christmas Support Project

Through fantastic organisation, generosity and dedication, Healthy Mums Christmas Support Project, were able to provide gifts to children for a second year at the Food Bank. As you might imagine, there were lots of gifts to sort and label up as the images show! Thank you to Healthy Mums – your support will have made a huge difference to many children and their families this Christmas!


Holmfirth Inner Wheel

Pictured Holmfirth Inner Wheel‘s Reverse Advent Calendar donated in perfect time for the Christmas pack by President Bee Hinchliffe and Membership Secretary Kate Drake. What an impressive list of groceries! Thank you all for your commitment and generosity – you are all stars and your gifts will make such a difference to those in need in the Holme Valley this festive season!


Scholes Cricket Club

Thank you to Scholes Cricket Club for donating £300 to the Food Bank from your virtual raffle. Much appreciated!

Scholes Fisheries

To those of you who don’t know Costa of Scholes Fisheries, let us introduce him to you. Recently he donated three sacks of beautiful spuds to Holme Valley Food Bank and here he is shouldering a 25kg bag to my vehicle. Just imagine the number of chips you can make from a bag this size! Costa says these potatoes are also great for mashing, roasting and baking and they keep well. Mmmm mouthwatering  THANK YOU so much Costa, your gift will make a big difference to struggling families this week. You are a star!


Taylors Food Store

Look at these lovely oranges and courgettes supplied by Taylors Food Store, along with the bread and eggs. Taylors have been donating our order every week since the beginning of June.  How fantastic is this!! What an amazing gesture of kindness and generosity. THANK YOU so much to Tony and his team at Taylors in Honley and also to the fabulous customers who donate food from their own shopping baskets. You make such a difference to those in our community who are struggling in these hard times. You are all stars!

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Hepworth Junior and Infant School

We’re really grateful for the wonderful donation of food collected for us by Hepworth J & I School  pupils, their families and the staff this week. In these challenging times, this donation is doubly appreciated, especially when so expertly packed in such attractive bags . A huge THANK YOU to Head Teacher, Mark Crouch, and the supportive school community.

It looks as if we have some aspiring packers too!


Scholes Post Office & Village Stores

We’re delighted that Scholes Post Office & Village Stores has re-opened! The new owners, Timat, Abdul & Maaria, are keeping the foodbank donations box & already adding their own gifts. A very special thank you to you and your fabulous customers & all the very best for the future.



A wall of biscuits from Bolling, Grumpy Mule and Bewleys

We were the lucky recipients of an absolute wall of biscuits from the Meltham based coffee roaster, Bolling of Grumpy Mule Coffee fame! Bewleys have now taken over and we wish everyone all the best for the future.


Taylors Foodstore Honley

Our friends at Taylors continue to amaze us with their regular kindness and generosity.

Now it’s a hat-trick of hat-tricks! Our very kind friends at Taylors Foodstore #Honley have donated this week’s order of fresh provisions. THANK YOU so much – once again you’ve made our week!

THANKS also to our LOVELY volunteer food collectors, sorters, packers and drivers for all of your help – a grand team effort




THANK YOU also to John, from Holme Valley Covid Mutual Aid  for collecting and carrying the items for the Food Bank in time for the food bag pack and delivery, and to all our vounteers who collect sort and pack our donations.  A real TEAM effort!


Team Rhinos | Food Aid Network |Feeding Britain | Unity Poverty Action

We love to see Team Rhinos in Holmfirth! They deliver food to us on behalf of the Food Aid Network, Feeding Britain and Unity in Poverty Action. Huge thanks to everyone involved for their generosity and time. We really do appreciate your support.



Another generous donation from Morrisons including pasta and tinned food. We’d like to say a huge THANK YOU for helping us to support people in need in the #HolmeValley. Your donations have made such a difference when so many people need our support. THANK YOU


One of our wonderful volunteers, Philippa, dropped off more contributions, donated by the lovely people of Wooldale and collected by the hard-working,friendly staff at The Co-operative Food – Wooldale Road, Holmfirth. Thank you so much! You are helping so many people in these uncertain and challenging times.👏👏👏


Leeds Rhinos Foundation & Feeding Yorkshire Network

The Food Bank had a very special event this week… a delivery of food by Leeds Rhinos Foundation !

Through the Feeding West Yorkshire network, The Welcome Centre arranged a delivery of shortage food items to a number of food banks, including Home Valley Foodbank.

Food items delivered include cereals, fruit juices, cooking sauces and other delights! Great timing as we are helping more people than ever before.

The photo shows Leeds Rhinos with John, one of our own hard-working, heavy lifters.

A big THANK YOU to Leeds Rhinos and the The Welcome Centre for making this delivery of much needed items possible. You are real stars!


Bargain Booze Holmfirth

A big THANK YOU to everyone who has donated to the Food Bank this week, including those who have contributed to the collection point at Bargain Booze and to Bev (see photo) who delivered the food to us. We so appreciate your determination to shop🛒 for the Food Bank in these difficult times to provide hard-to-get foods.

We’re so appreciative of everyone who has given money too as this helps the Food Bank to buy critical provisions efficiently so we can provide balanced food bags – THANK YOU


all our fab volunteers

…and finally THANK YOU to all our lovely volunteers who are collecting donations, buying food, and doing so much to help.

updated 22 September 2021

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