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Dewsbury Community Hub

The Dewsbury Community Hub is based in the Community Centre attached to Orchard Primary School In Chickenley. It serves the whole of Dewsbury East, including Earlsheaton. They hold parenting classes, stay and play sessions and regular community events. You can find them on Facebook by searching for Community Connect Dewsbury or by contacting:

Paul Jones

Community Hub Coordinator – Community Connect Dewsbury Hub

Tel: 01484 221000 Ext: 74292

Email: paul.jones@kirklees.gov.uk

The Bread and Butter Thing

This is a non-profit organisation who provide weekly low-cost grocery bags for Dewsbury residents. 

For just £7.50, TBBT members’ shopping bags are filled with a minimum of £35 worth of items made up of quality nutritious food. Each week members access three bags of produce including fresh fruit and veg, chilled goods for the fridge, as well as cupboard staples such as pasta and cereal. Families can use their NHS Healthy Start vouchers and low cost period products are also available.  

The service is created from surplus food: the sorts of produce that often ends up going to waste because it’s wrongly labelled or there is simply too much of it. TBBT is expert in working with supermarkets, factories and farms in providing a reliable service to redistribute these surpluses - helping reduce their environmental effects whilst increasing their positive impact in communities. As a result, the food available varies from day to day and week to week offering TBBT members plenty of variety and the chance to try new foods.

Joining is simple. There are no joining criteria. People interested in using TBBT’s affordable food service need to register as members and should contact TBBT by email at hello@breadandbutterthing.org or text 07860 063304. There is also a sign up form and more information at www.breadandbutterthing.org/contact. Once registered, members receive a weekly text offering the food service which they can then collect from Chickenley Community Centre every Thursday afternoon.  


Fusion Housing and Food Bank

Fusion are based in Empire House, opposite the Town Hall in Dewsbury town centre. They can offer advice about housing, learning and skills and provide free food parcels for those in need. These are tailored to you and your family's circumstances and CAN include petfood, so your cats and dogs won't go hungry either. You can self refer to access the food bank, just contact Fusion for help with this. Phone them on 01924 454770 or email info@fusionhousing.org.uk.

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