Introduction from Rykneld Homes

Through our Neighbourhood Improvement Budget we were able to provide £1,000 to a food bank that serves thousands of people in our district. 

Community Involvement donating Christmas Santas to the Food Bank

Tokkie, who runs the living hope food bank said, “on behalf of Living Hope I would like to thank you for granting us the funding to keep Mickley food bank open for another year.”

Community Involvement Food Bank Photograph

What We Did

We awarded Mickley Living Hope Food Bank with £1,000 funding from our Neighbourhood Improvement Budget in order to allow the group to continue to operate in Mickley for the next financial year.

In the six months between April and September in 2017 the Mickley Food Bank provided food for 1,256 adults and 904 children in need within our district.

Some of the fantastic comments received from users of the food bank include:

“Everyone welcomed me and made me feel as part of a family, I was in a desperate situation and it was a life saver. I will be forever grateful.”

One family said “We are on benefits and money is very tight. The people who run the food bank provide us with our food which helps relieve the pressure. They are very friendly and always ready to listen and help anyway they can. Thank you.”

Another user said, “I don’t have a lot of money coming into my household and this makes things more manageable. Also I am a lone person and the coffee and the great welcome I have received gives me something to look forward to, I enjoy meeting the very friendly people and the organisers are top people.”

For more information about the Food Bank please contact Tokkie Haywood on 07940 845 805 or email

Alternatively, you may contact our Community Involvement Team on 01246 217670 or email