The Bread and Butter Thing (TBBT) has introduced its innovative affordable food clubs to Kirklees, becoming a prominent community food organisation in the UK. In collaboration with Kirklees Council and Third Sector Leaders, TBBT is establishing a new hub in Crosland Moor, Huddersfield.
The new hub, located at The Seventh Day Adventist on College Street, will open its doors at 1.30 pm on Thursday, 17 August. TBBT hubs offer access to affordable, nutritious food options, along with support services for financial advice, employment guidance, and health support.
Members of The Bread and Butter Thing can take advantage of shopping bags filled with at least £35 worth of quality nutritious food for a mere £8.50. These weekly bags consist of fresh fruits and vegetables, chilled goods, and essential pantry items. In addition, families can use their NHS healthy start vouchers, and the hub will provide low-cost period products.
TBBT operates in collaboration with supermarkets, factories, and farms to redistribute surplus food that might otherwise go to waste due to labelling errors or excess supply. This approach not only reduces waste and its environmental impact but also provides vital support to local communities.
Becoming a member of The Bread and Butter Thing is straightforward, with no specific joining criteria. Those interested in accessing the affordable food service can send an email to email@example.com or text 07860 063304. Alternatively, an application form and more information can be found at www.breadandbutterthing.org/contact.
For individuals who wish to contribute and help at the new hubs, volunteering opportunities are available. Interested parties can find out more and get in touch through the website www.breadandbutterthing.org.
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 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”.
Mark Game, CEO of the Bread and Butter Thing said; “Our work is having an impact in low-income communities by reducing stress around food and enabling families to eat healthily and affordably.
“Working in conjunction with Local Authorities and local community partners allows us to spread our service even further and support more people who need it. Our Crosland Moor hub will help to demonstrate the powerful impacts that our food clubs can have in enabling our members to make their household budgets stretch further.
“Our members tell us that over 80% of them have previously had to skip meals to feed their families. By using TBBT, most save over £25 a week on their food budgets with the added benefits of better quality and a bigger variety of food. This leads to healthier lifestyles and puts money back in people’s pockets.”