Volunteer appeal as Bramley foodbank temporarily shuts down

pudsey food bank collection

A lifeline foodbank in Bramley has been forced to close its doors for at least two months due to a lack of volunteer drivers.

Leeds North and West Foodbank runs a food distribution centre on Wednesdays at Trinity Methodist Church, off Town Street.

trinity methodist church bramley
Trinity Methodist Church, Bramley

But bosses at the Trussell Trust-run foodbank have had to suspend the facilities due to a lack of volunteer drivers.

A post from the foodbank on social media said that volunteers were the foodbank’s ‘lifeblood’. It added:

“Due to not being able to recruit drivers for Wednesday afternoons we have taken the difficult decision to close our Bramley distribution centre for the next two months, after which time we will reassess the situation.

“We are looking for drivers who can collect donations from around the city in our Foodbank van, most urgently on Wednesdays.”

If you would like to volunteer or know someone that could help please follow this link for more information.

Alternative collection points to Bramley include Armley, Lower Wortley and Pudsey. A full list can be found here.

A range of volunteers are also needed at the new Hawksworth Wood food distribution centre.

Leeds North and West Foodbank gave 11,710 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis between April 2018 and March 2019.


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