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Tuesday, 27 October 2020


Humanity First food bank to open in Mirfield

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HUMANITY First UK is opening a new food bank later this month in Mirfield as part of its Food Security programme.

Rather than face travelling to other areas or relying on food banks out of town Humanity First are pleased to be able to help the residents of Mirfield and surrounding areas directly and look forward to working with the Council and other stakeholders to reach as many vulnerable people as possible

Doors plan to open later this month and, in the meantime, we are looking for volunteers and donations. A dedicated email foodbank@uk.humanityfirst.org is available for anyone interested.

The foodbank is run by Nadeem Ahmad, born and bred in Huddersfield, who has been a volunteer charity worker for over 15 years having worked for Humanity First, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association and assisted many local charities over the years.

Nadeem, 31, states:

“Helping many charities in Kirklees over the years including our local foodbanks, we realised there was an unmet need and we decided as a charity to rise to the challenge and help.

“I’m deeply indebted to the many volunteers from Mirfield and wider afield who have given many hours of their time to help renovate the premises, collect donations as well as work round the clock to get the food bank ready.”

“The COVID-19 crisis has left all of our society impacted however I have seen a great zeal and passion in the people of Mirfield to come together to help their fellow residents at this time of national emergency.”

The food bank is due to officially open its doors in the next few weeks.

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