A project which helps provide people with food shopping at a fraction of the cost is opening a new centre in Crosland Moor.
The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) is an affordable food club that is being rolled out across Kirklees.
With the support of Kirklees Council, hubs have previously launched in Dalton, Sheepridge, Cowlersley and Berry Brow.
The latest hub, run in partnership with Third Sector Leaders, is at The Seventh Day Adventist Church in College Street, Crosland Moor, and will open at 1.30pm on Thursday August 17.
The Bread and Butter Thing hubs provide access to low cost and nutritious food. They also provide access to wrap-around services that offer advice and support on finances, employment and health.
Members of the TBBT can get shopping bags filled with a minimum of £35-worth of quality, nutritious food for just £8.50.
Each week members access three bags of produce including fresh fruit and veg, chilled goods, as well as cupboard staples. Families can use their NHS healthy start vouchers and low-cost period products will also be available.
Clr Paul Davies (above), 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 this new hub.
“I know that some families across our communities are struggling to put food on the table and the cost of living crisis is only adding more pressure.
“These hubs 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.”
TBBT works in partnership with supermarkets, factories and farms to redistribute surplus food that would otherwise go to waste. Most people save £25 a week on their food budget.
Joining the Bread and Butter Thing is simple and there is no joining criteria. Anyone who would like to become a member to access the affordable food service can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07860 063304. Alternatively, there is an application form and more information at www.breadandbutterthing.org/contact.
If you would like to help by volunteering at one of the new hubs you can find out more and get in touch through the website www.breadandbutterthing.org.
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