Improving Lives

Leeds: Helping Feed the Community During COVID-19

English and language Classes
Life coaching and integration workshops
Eco, food, and waste management education
Befriending events for isolated service users
Tea/Coffee events for over 50's
Arts and Crafts Sessions
Inclusive homework support for school aged children.

The Foodbank is a part of a nationwide network of Foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

According to Leeds South and East Foodbank, many more people in the local area have called upon their services for the first time. From March 2020 to mid-July 2020 the Foodbank fed 3138 people including 1282 children, which was a 45% increase in comparison to figures from last year.  

As a result of COVID-19, parcels are now delivered to people’s homes by volunteer drivers. This van will help Foodbank staff and volunteers to travel across South and East Leeds to deliver food to a temporary mini-warehouse, pick up food donations and distribute emergency food to the most vulnerable in society.