Food share & drop in

Since July 2020, Calder Community Cares has been supporting people in the Upper Calder Valley area by distributing food parcels.

Working alongside fantastic partners such as the Co-Op, our team of volunteers has taken food close to the expiration date and hand-delivered to those who were deemed most vulnerable during the pandemic. The Food Share project not only supported those who were at the most risk of COVID but prevented food waste. At our busiest point, our volunteers were distributing food parcels to 140 households per week.

Get Support

We will continue our existing work to support those who are highly vulnerable, very isolated, and in the highest category of need in the Hebden Royd and Todmorden areas. Most of our referrals for support come from individual registrations and statutory organisations, such as Todmorden Job Centre, Social Services and Calderdale Council Vulnerable Customer Support Team.

Todmorden is currently served via Lionnesses of the Valley from a base at Roomfield Hall (contact Caroline Beardsmore on 07810 560402), and Hebden Bridge via St James’ Church (contact Denise Burke on 07484 892855).

If you need our support and choose to register with us, you will be also treated with the utmost respect, compassion, and kindness.

You will be treated kindly and with compassion, and for details of location, opening hours and how each one is operated follow the links below.

Calder Food Support:

Calder Food Support have collection points in Hebden Bridge and Mytholmroyd. This organisation also accepts donations

They have food bags and fresh food donated to them if you need any help or support with your food. Collection points are:

St Michael’s Church Hall, Mytholmroyd

Every Saturday 10.30 am – 12.30 pm

The entrance is around the back of the church hall.

Valley Medical Centre, Hebden Bridge

Open every Wednesday 10 am – 12 pm.

Todmorden Food Drop-In and Community Hub:

A completely independent food drop-in, not linked to any official agencies. This organisation accepts donations online.

Todmorden College

Saturday from 10 am – 12 noon using the entrance at the side next to Aldi. Food drop-in, advice, café, and household items.

Cornholme Old Library Food Drop-In and Community Hub:

Monday morning, 10 am 12noon – food and household items, advice on housing and other benefits, plus tea and chat

Donations of regular amounts or a one-off payments can be made with the following details:

Old Library Ltd
Unity Trust Bank
Sort code 60-83-01 Account 20338192