Thanks

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.

Volunteers

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, running sessions in normal times, delivering food, designing and producing newsletters and posters, social media and website, planning, organising, running the foodbank and so much more… Thank you all!

See some of our volunteers socially distancing while prepping emergency food bags Thank you all #VolunteersWeek #HolmeValley

We are helping more people with emergency food bags than ever before! See our fab Food Bank volunteers sorting and packing, and lovely volunteer drivers from the Holme Valley Mutual Aid Group coming to pick up the bags for delivery. Thank you Holme Valley  – you’re amazing!

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!

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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Morrisons

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

Wooldale

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.👏👏👏

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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!

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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

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all our fab volunteers

…and finally THANK YOU to all our lovely volunteers who are collecting donations, buying food,

Updated 6 November 2020

Holme Valley Foodbank | Holmfirth

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