The Light Church hosts Bradford Central Foodbank which feeds those in urgent food crisis. Bradford Central Foodbank is a busy city centre Foodbank serving the needs of a very deprived community. Bradford is ranked the 5th most income deprived local authority in England with 29% of children living below the poverty line. Debt, benefit delays, domestic violence or simply trying to survive on a very low income means that people we serve have reached rock bottom and can’t even afford to feed their families.
During 2017 we provided over 3105 people with emergency food aid parcels which provided 3 days of vitally needed food for hungry families. We give people a hot meal and a listening and offer signposting to help people deal with the root cause of the crisis.