Airedale Food, Baby and Children’s Bank fought off all of the competition to be named as this year’s Community Group winners at our 10th Love Where You Live Awards grand final.
This group started off during lockdown as a food bank. However, the volunteers realised an increase in demand for baby and children’s items. To tackle this, two banks joined forces to help even more people in Airedale and the surrounding area. They have over 30 volunteers and work with Wakefield Council, WDH and Social Services to support families in need through referrals helping over 30 families a week.
Mel Jackson, from Airedale Food, Baby and Children’s Bank, said: “Winning the award has lifted the morale of all volunteers and we feel all of our efforts are appreciated by the people that we serve. We will be splitting our prize money between both banks which will be used for essential food and baby items which we provide to families in our local community in the run up to Christmas.”
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