Four hundred food items are being 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.
Over the last three weeks, Incommunities staff have been donating everything from pasta to tinned fruits to five local collection points they had set up.
Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive, said: “I would like to thank everyone who has given so generously to support 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’.”
Lashman Singh, the Founder of 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 1,000 food parcels we distribute every month. Incommunities contribution will really help at a time 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 of staff at Incommunities will be a big boost. Thank you.”
In addition to giving the food items, last month Incommunities made a £1,000 charity donation to the Prince’s Trust Yorkshire and the Humber office to support the charity’s work helping young people turn their lives around.
Photo enc (being taken 17/11) shows Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive (centre) with Helen Lynskey from Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank and Lisa Seale from Bradford Central foodbank with the many donated food items.