Love Driffield exists to impct our town and the surrounding area. Our aspiration is to create a community hub where we can help vulnerable people find whatever help they need. We began our work by starting Driffield and Wolds FoodBank with plans to expand our work through the creation of a community hub to eleviate other social issues such as loneliness, economic problems through bugeting advice, cookery lessons, drop in for lonely people, activities for youth and children and other projects as and when required
Love Driffield is a relatively new charity but the work started in 2012 through the starting of a church based Food Pantry. We have a fantiastic team of volunteers who have mainly come to us through our connection with Churches Together in Driffield. Out team come from a variety of backgrounds with a variety of gifts and abilities. We service a large area of East Riding and have had people coming to us from further afield. We work with approimately 15 frontline agencies who have told us they would not be able to do their work effectively if it was not for the food that we are able to provide. We allow clients to drop-in to see us if they are unable to secure a voucher from a frontline worker. Many clients come back to us after we have helped them sometimes for a chat and other times to donate food or money in gratitude for the help they themselves received.
The aim of the Driffield and Wolds FoodBank is to provide emergency food for those who have found themselves in crisis. Without this charitable work many people in our community would have no where to turn for help. Our charity engages with some of the most vulnerable individuals and families in the community.
Our aspriation is to see people moving away from needing a FoodBank. Our long term goal is to provide budgeting help, job search, CV writing assistance, cooking lessons and any other project that becomes necessary to help us with this goal. We acknowledge that there will always be some that will need support throughout their lives and partnering with frontline agencies we would want to be part of the safety net that catches them.
Success will be determined by helping our clientele out of crisis so that they no longer need our support..
Reg Number: 06455490 | Charity Number: 1125856