More than 2,000 items of food, toiletries and cleaning products were donated by the public during the Huddersfield Town Foundation’s Food Bank Awareness Week.
Taking place back in June, the event was designed to boost food stocks in lieu of matchday collections during the off season.
Donations have now been shared between The Welcome Centre Food Bank in Huddersfield, Batley Food Bank and Mirfield branch of the Salvation Army.
The Town Foundation would like to thank the following organisations for taking part: Kirklees Probation Service; Hopton Care Cottages; Moldgreen Community Primary School; Brewfitt; Santander; Stafflex; Lindley Liberal Club; and Woodside Green Primary School.
Emma Greenough, fundraising manager at The Welcome Centre, said the support of the Town Foundation was vital as the cost-of-living crisis started to bite.
She added: “Not only is demand rising for our service, but support is dropping off as everyone is facing their own personal challenges.
“The Huddersfield Town Foundation’s Food Bank Awareness Week came at a great time for us, and we’re so grateful to them for helping us raise donations and to our supporters old and new that have taken the time to contribute in offices, schools and homes across Kirklees.”
Claire Jennings, Batley Food Bank co-ordinator, said: “We were delighted with the excellent donation from the Huddersfield Town Foundation and received a variety of much-needed tinned foods, which helped stock our shelves and fill the many food parcels we give out each week.
“The toiletries and cleaning products are always a welcome addition as we know that these are an extra expense which some of our clients just cannot afford.”
The #FansForFoodbanks campaign will return to Huddersfield Town’s home first team fixtures for the 2022-23 season.
Supporters are encouraged to spare any non-perishable goods that they can, with donation points set up around the John Smith’s Stadium prior to kick-off.
Full details of the donation points will be announced ahead of the visit of Burnley on Friday July 29, the first match of the new season.
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