Ilkley Foodbank was set up in 2013 through CTi – a partnership of a number of local churches – who recognised that there was a need for food aid in our area and wanted to do something about it. In June 2021, we became a registered charity (No: 1194778) with a Board of Trustees who with the assistance of a small management team help handle day to day running – all are volunteers.
We receive no funding or other aid from government agencies and we rely entirely on donations from the general public.
Our aim is to give help and support with everyday essentials to local people that are struggling to make ends meet.
Over the years we have helped many people who would not have been able to put food on the table without our support and we are so proud and grateful to the community, our volunteers and the people who donate week in, week out.
If we are able, we may also send donations to other charities or community groups in the Bradford and Leeds area who are supporting those that are struggling.
Our work is supported by a team of volunteers who collect items from a number of donation points around Ilkley including Booths, Tesco and Co-Op (Bolton Bridge Road), and deliver them to our dedicated shop located at All Saints Church. This is also where our clients can, on specific days and times, visit to collect the things they need for the week.