Over 1000 food items have been donated this week by Incommunities to two Bradford foodbanks.
Bradford Central Foodbank and Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank are among several local charities that rely on public donations as demand for emergency food from people in hardship grows.
(Photo shows Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive (centre) with Ken Leach from Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank and Ruhamah Nicholson from Bradford Central Foodbank with the many donated food items.)
The foodbanks will share the bumper donations following collections among staff at the housing group’s local offices.
Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive, said: “Every year, staff and board members pull out all the stops to give so generously to support local families and individuals in need .
"I would like to thank everyone who has donated items to Bradford Central Foodbank and Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank. This year’s collection has topped previous years and is another way in which, through our work, we are ‘Improving lives Incommunities’."
Ken Leach, Foodbank Co-ordinator for Bradford Metropolitan Food Bank said: "Everyone at the foodbank is so appreciative of the fantastic donations made by Incommunities staff.
"We really rely on the support of local businesses and the community to help fill the 1,000 food parcels we distribute every month. Incommunities contribution will be a big help at a time when the demand is at its highest."
Ruhamah Nicolson from Bradford Central Foodbank – part of the Trussell Trust 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, earlier this month Incommunities made a £1,000 donation to the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice near Keighley.