Bramley Care Bears provide free food to people in need

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A group of volunteers called the Bramley Care Bears is working with two West Leeds community centres to provide a lifeline food service to people in need..

The Fairfield Community Centre in Bramley is open every Sunday for people to pick up free food parcels from 11am until 12 noon each Sunday. And Bramley Community Centre is open every Friday from 11am until 12pm.

One of the organisers, Philip McConnell, said:

“Just to point out that we do not ask for any proof of need for this food, we do not ask people to fill in any forms or provide us with any details.

“If anyone wishes to make a voluntary cash donation we have a donation box. Donated money will go towards fuel costs incurred when picking up the food.”

Please call Angela on 07805 225 270 to book your five-minute time slot on either Friday or Sunday.

In June WLD featured the Care Bears’ efforts in helping to feed struggling Bramley families during lockdown.

The Care Bears have also been busy carrying out garden makeovers in Bramley, and they have been doing some socially distanced woodworking in the backyard at Bramley Community Centre. Volunteers turned pallets into free window-boxes to give away to people with compost and vegetable and herb seedlings.

Angela and Philip last month won a West Leeds Hero award having supported more than 400 families with free food – that’s 1,200 individuals – since 2 April 2020.


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