Details of the Tesco Winter Food Collection 30th November to 2nd December 2023

  This year’s Tesco Winter Food Collection, held in partnership with the Trussell Trust and FareShare, will run from Thursday 30th November to Saturday 2nd December 2023 and we need your help! We are very grateful to be the nominated food charity for the Tesco Extra store at York’s Clifton Moor but we need volunteers […]

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Thank You for Your Support!

Images of donations from schools, individuals, local businesses, clubs and groups, churches and supermarkets arranged around a large 'Thank you'

The cost of living crisis has seen foodbanks facing their most challenging time ever. At Wetherby and District Foodbank, we’ve experienced a FOUR FOLD rise in need and although donations have still been coming in, we’ve found that over the last year our stock levels have struggled to keep up. Earlier this summer we appealed […]

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Widening the Safety Net

These are extremely difficult times for many people and it seems that all food charities are experiencing a huge rise in need. For us, despite shortages in our warehouse, the increasing hunger in and around our area makes collaboration with similar food charities even more important. We were pleased to be able to help out […]

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New Foodbank Coordinator Appointed

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our new Foodbank Coordinator, Jenny Firth. Jenny lives locally in Boston Spa and her role as coordinator will focus heavily on outreach work across our district whilst assisting in the smooth and efficient day-to-day running of our foodbank. Jenny told us : “Having donated monthly and more […]

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How does our foodbank work?

The past couple of years have seen a few changes in the way our foodbank operates. Our semi-rural location and the wide are we cover mean that we operate slightly differently from more urban foodbanks. Here’s a run down of the most recent changes and what you need to know if you need to use […]

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Foodbank Coordinator Role We are seeking candidates interested in applying for part time employment in the above role. The key features of the positions are: Location: Based at our Warehouse/Hub Thorp Arch Trading Estate with regular attendance at the Distribution Centre in Wetherby. Responsible to: The Coordinator will be employed by Wetherby and District Foodbank […]

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What is AdLent?

In the run up to Easter we will be running an AdLent campaign in an attempt to boost donations. With Christmas over, foodbanks across the country usually see a dip in donations during the period from January to Easter. This year in particular, this dip coincides with a rise in need. Many people who were […]

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The Cost of Living Crisis – A Thank You

Thank You

Sadly, 2022 saw a substantial increase in need across our area, a need brought about by the cost of living crisis, the huge rise in fuel bills, cuts to services and also the effects of the war in Ukraine. Our foodbank gave out an unprecedented number of food parcels in 2022, especially once autumn and […]

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Six Good Reasons to come to a Drop-in Session

Our foodbank covers a wide area, much of which consists of villages and rural communities with very limited public transport. That’s the main reason we do deliveries, so if you really can’t get to us during the times we’re open, you know that we can still get the food to you. There are, however, very […]

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Christmas & New Year Opening Times

We will be running a reduced service over the Christmas and New Year holidays at both our Warehouse and our Drop-in sessions at the Barleyfields Community Centre building in Wetherby. The Help Through Hardship helpline will also NOT be running over the Christmas period, but will resume operating from January 3rd. If you need help […]

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