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Housing staff in ‘fast’ for foodbank network

Housing staff fast as part of UK Housing Fast charity initiative

Housing staff fast as part of UK Housing Fast charity initiative

 

A group of Incommunities staff took part in a one day fast this week (6th June) to help raise awareness of the growing issue of food poverty in the UK.

#UKHousingFast is a social media campaign led by people working in social housing to encourage public support for the work of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks around the country.

As well as encouraging foodbank donations the housing campaign aims to raise funds for the Trussell Trust.

The Trussell Trust runs over 400 foodbanks and last year provided over 1.3 million three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis.

In addition to pledging to fast, Incommunities staff at The Quays in Shipley host a collection point for Bradford Central Foodbank. A second collection point is run by their housing partners, Sadeh Lok, in Huddersfield.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive said: "We are committed to supporting this great cause to raise money and lots of food donations.

"It is wonderful to see staff pledge their support to those in our community in need and who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Hopefully, this campaign can make a real difference and raise awareness of the growing issue of food poverty."

Anyone can show their support for #UKHousingFast by donating at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ukhousingfast2018

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