Emergency food supply for local organisations
We’ve created this guide to make sure that VCS anchor organisations and Mutual Aid Groups who are helping people with food are able to access the local food supply offer, where other support and services are not available. We hope this will reduce pressure on local groups and organisations in places across Kirklees.
If you’re part of a group or organisation who are thinking about setting up new food provision in our local places, we encourage you to make contact with the Community Response Team at Kirklees Council who can connect you with other provision and offer advice and support.
Several supermarkets have introduced volunteer gift cards to make it easier for you to do someone else’s shopping, without the need for the person you’re helping to give you money directly. Some also have services to support vulnerable people, which you might like to share.
Food safety advice and free training
Kirklees Council’s Food Safety team are offering advice, support and free training to help you provide food safely, for the benefit of yourselves and those you are supporting. This isn’t about getting in the way of the vital work that you’re doing in our local places, but is just about helping us all to keep people safe.
Local groups who are part of the Covid-19 Community Response can use our Kompass online maps to view local assets, including food bank provision in your area. If you don’t already have access to our Kompass maps, here’s some further information.
The British Dietetic Association has produced some helpful resources for those who are doing shopping or preparing food parcels for the vulnerable, elderly and those with special dietary needs. The resources have been provided for NHS volunteers but are also useful for others.
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Food Charities Grant Fund
This UK Governement fund opened on 11th May. It’s to help food charities continue to provide food to vulnerable people during Covid-19.
How much: up to £100k
Who can apply: front line food aid charities in England
Denby Dale Centre food delivery
This food ordering service is for people who are living in isolation, who live on their own or without a network. The Denby Dale Centre will try their best to find some food for those who are isolated, and deliver it to their doorstep. It’s for people who are living anywhere in Kirklees.
Local Services 2 You food delivery
This service is for people living in HD2 and HD3 postcodes who cannot get food shopping because they are unable to go out of the house due to Coronavirus. The Local Services 2 You volunteers will make sure to help those who need it most.