Award-winning affordable food scheme opens a third hub in Kirklees
The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) is one of the UK’s leading community food organisations. We are together alongside Kirklees Third Sector Leaders (TSL) to bring innovative affordable food service to Kirklees. Key funder Cummins Turbo Technologies are also supporting the project.
When will the third Kirklees hub open?
The third Kirklees hub will open on 15 July 2022 at The Chestnut Centre, 2a Chestnut Street, Sheepridge, Huddersfield HD2 1HJ. It will provide access to low cost, nutritious food. As well as access to wraparound services that offer advice and support on finances, employment and health.
What do members receive?
Members of The Bread and Butter Thing can get shopping bags filled with a minimum of £35 worth of quality nutritious food for just £7.50.
Each week members access three bags of produce including fresh fruit and veg, chilled goods, as well as cupboard staples such as pasta and cereal. Families can use their NHS healthy start vouchers and, in support of period poverty, low cost period products will also be available.
Working in partnership
TBBT works in partnership with supermarkets, factories and farms to redistribute surplus food. Food that often ends up going to waste because it’s wrongly labelled or there is simply too much of it. By reducing their waste, this helps to reduce their environmental effects whilst supporting local communities.
Will any more bread and butter thing hubs open?
Two more hubs are being planned for Kirklees during 2022 and details of these will be announced soon.
Councillor Paul Davies, Kirklees Council’s Cabinet Member for Corporate Services, said:
“I am very excited about the partnership with The Bread and Butter Thing and the launch of the third TBBT hub here in Kirklees. I know that some families across our communities struggle to put food on the table and the pandemic and cost of living crisis has only added more pressure. This project will make a big difference to those families, not only by providing affordable, nutritious food but also by offering other kinds of support and advice. We will be working closely with The Bread and Butter Thing team to help make this project a success”.
If you are worried about rising household costs, help is available. For advice or support with energy bills, food bills and making sure you’re claiming all you’re entitled to visit: www.kirklees.gov.uk/cost-of-living
How to join The Bread and Butter Thing
Joining is simple, there is no joining criteria. Anyone who would like to become a member to access the affordable food service can send an email or text to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07860 063304. Alternatively, there is an application form and more information at www.breadandbutterthing.org/contact.
Once registered, members will receive a weekly text with details on where and when they can collect their produce – and the first week is free.