JJ Donates Helping Hand Packs to Huddersfield Families
Charlie Bennett
December 14, 2023

JJ Foodservice has donated thousands of pounds worth of toiletries and groceries to the Welcome Centre in Huddersfield as part of its Helping Hand initiative.

Over 200 Helping Hand Packs were generously donated to Fare Share Yorkshire in Huddersfield. These packs were then delivered to the Welcome Centre, a local charity that helps families and individuals in crisis with food, toiletries, and other essential items.

Each pack contains kitchen and cleaning products, healthy snacks and treats for children and JJ’s own-brand Natura fruit Juices.

The packs were prepared by JJ’s Manchester team and was part of the Group’s Helping Hand initiative which first started during the cost-of-living crisis to help families in crisis.

Umut Akkaya, Branch Manager for JJ Manchester said, “Christmas can be a challenging period for many people, and we felt incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to make a small difference. Our team is already responsible for providing ingredients to numerous schools in Kirklees Council, which made this initiative even more important to us.”

Jonathan Williams, Head of Development, Fare Share Yorkshire said, “We are grateful to JJ Manchester for their generous donation. Their support through the Helping Hand initiative is greatly appreciated and will make a meaningful difference in our community.”

FareShare Yorkshire re-distributes surplus and donated food to combat food poverty. In 2022, JJ aligned all branches with a local FareShare depot to help achieve zero waste.

About JJ Foodservice

JJ Foodservice is a leading wholesaler in the UK, offering over 3000 products including fresh, frozen, chilled, ambient, and packaging items. With 12 branches nationwide, they cater to a wide range of foodservice sectors, from restaurants and pubs to schools and hotels. Customers can place orders online, via telesales, or in branch, with options for same day collection or next day delivery. JJ Foodservice is recognized as one of the UK’s top 30 wholesalers and has received the Gold Medal for Digital Innovation from the Federation of Wholesale Distributors. They have also been awarded the Grocer Gold Award for National Wholesaler of the Year. All branches are MSC certified and equipped with solar panels. www.jjfoodservice.com

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