Housing group in Christmas donations to local food banks

Over 1000 food items will be shared between two Bradford foodbanks following collections at Incommunities’ local offices.

Bradford Central Foodbank and Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank are among several charities that rely on public donations as demand for emergency food from local people in need grows.

Incommunities staff have been donating everything from pasta to tinned fruits at local collection points.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive, said: “I would like to thank everyone who has given so generously to support local families and individuals at this time of year.

“This year’s collection is our best yet. The contributions we have made to both the Bradford Central Foodbank and Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank will hopefully make a real difference to households in need. It is an important way in which, through our work, we are ‘Improving lives Incommunities’.”

Ken Leach, Foodbank Co-ordinator for Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank said: “Everyone at Bradford foodbank is so appreciative of the fantastic donations made by Incommunities staff and customers.

“We need the support of local businesses and the community more than ever to fill the 900 food parcels we distribute every month. Incommunities contribution will be a big help when the demand is at its highest.”

Lisa Seale from Bradford Central Foodbank – part of The Trussell Trust’s UK foodbank network – said: “Many families and individuals are struggling to make ends meet and this time of year can really bring home this hardship.

“The generous contribution shown by staff at Incommunities will be a big boost. Thank you.”

In addition to giving the food items, Incommunities has made a £1,000 to Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, to support its work helping people facing isolation and provide companionship.

Photo shows Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive with Ken Leach from Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank with the many donated food items.

Written on 20th December 2016Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News