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Food Banks

Food Bank 

There are three foodbanks which are normally used by our parents and carers.  

Fusion Food bank, situated in the middle of Dewsbury at Empire House. Scroll to the Dewsbury Office information. 


Batley foodbank is situated in Batley Town Hall and is open 1pm-3pm Monday to Friday 


The Bread and Butter Thing


Helping feed the community

What is a Food Bank?

A Food Bank is a place where food is donated and distributed to people in the local community who need it most. In the UK many people go hungry and struggle to feed their families for many different reasons.  The rising cost of living, combined with wage freezes, job losses and relationship breakdowns means that many people are now living below the poverty line and are unable to put food on the table.  This has led to the increasing need for food banks. If you are currently unable to afford the food you need to live a healthy life then get in touch for help.

More than just food…

Fusions food bank can also provide you with toiletry and sanitary packs, cleaning packs, baby packs. If you require any items please request assistance through LWP, make a self-referral or ask our team for more information when you pick up your food pack. We may also be able to help with and some soft furnishings and bedding depending on donations.

Who we can help

If you are in immediate need and are receiving benefits that allow you to claim a housing payment then you can claim for a food pack through the Local Welfare Provision (LWP). This can be done on the phone by ringing 01484 414782. Lines are open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

If you have recently had a change of circumstances and have not yet made a claim to benefits then you can still access a food pack by making a self-referral by calling in at our Dewsbury office. (link to contact us) If you are working with another agency they can assist you to call the LWP or make a self referral. 

All our packs can be collected at the Dewsbury office between 12-4 pm Monday- Friday