In response to the pandemic Womenzone Community Centre in BD3 made a commitment to support vulnerable communities across the Bradford district, after receiving funding from the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Give Bradford and the National Lottery Community Fund.

Since the start of lockdown, Womenzone have provided food provision and clothing for over 600 families, including refugees and asylum seekers from around the world and will continue to do so as COVID-19 continues.

During October half term, Womenzone pledged to provide 50 meals over 5 days to children in need, during the #NoChildShouldGoHungry campaign on Twitter, supported by Footballer Marcus Rashford MBE. In the end, they provided 550 hot meals, 40 food parcels and clothing for over 1000 people.

Womenzone has been operating as a food bank since March 2020, serving those in need in BD3 and the wider district, alongside many other services for families, including befriending, English for Everyone, employability, online activities and sports sessions.

Lubna Khalid, Family Outreach Worker of Womenzone said, “As a response to the pandemic Womenzone decided to offer support to the community, by providing food and clothes to vulnerable families in Bradford. The clothes were donated by Sainsbury’s which we are incredibly

grateful for. We are also liaising with other community organisations to reach the neediest of those communities. Please do contact us if you require our support.”

Now they ask that anyone in need, in particular women and their families, should get in contact with them to see if they can offer essential food and clothing.

If you require Womenzone’s support, or you know anyone else who does – contact Lubna Khalid at Womenzone at lubnakhalid@womenzonecc.co.uk or call 01274 665270.