Food advice for Covid-19 volunteers

Homegrown lunch

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.

Emergency food supply for local organisations (PDF)

Food network

Kirklees CouncilIf 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.

Kirklees Food Network  |  Email:



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.

Supermarket shopping for Covid-19 volunteers


Food safety advice and free training

Home Delivery Of Takeaway Food Outside House Observing Safe Social Distancing During Coronavirus Covid-19 PandemicKirklees 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.

Food safety support and training  |  Email: 


Online maps

Kompass mapsLocal 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.

Online mapping tool to support local groups


Special diets

Woman Doing Shopping For a Neighbour

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.

British Dietetic Association – useful resources


The Welcome Centre – food bank and more

brightly coloured cutleryThe Welcome Centre is a food bank and more. This independent charity can help anyone in Huddersfield and South Kirklees. Find out how you can make a referral for someone who needs some support.

The Welcome Centre – help with food and more


Denby Dale Centre food delivery

Food shopping basketThis 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.

Denby Dale Centre food delivery


Local Services 2 You food delivery

Shopping basketThis 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.

Local Services 2 You food delivery