The Huddersfield Town Foundation is encouraging businesses, community groups and schools to show their support for two local food banks.
The foundation’s Food Bank Awareness Week will take place between Monday June 20 and Sunday June 26 and the foundation wants businesses and groups to hold food collections.
All items donated will then be split between the Welcome Centre Food Bank in Huddersfield and the Batley Food Bank. Both organisations have been supported throughout the season via the foundation’s ‘Fans for Food Banks’ campaign.
Food insecurity is an issue that has heightened since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, and something that Huddersfield Town has been keen to help address.
In recent seasons there have been food bank collections outside the John Smith’s Stadium on matchdays.
In addition, the foundation has partnered with the Salvation Army’s Mirfield branch to donate 15 food parcels to a local school every week. The total number of parcels is now nearing 1,000.
Furthermore, £16,000 raised from the Big Sleep Out event over the past five years has been donated to six different food banks.
Now, the idea of Food Bank Awareness Week is to continue supporting two important local organisations over the summer.
To register your interest in hosting a donation point during the week, please email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance.
During the week commencing June 27, the Town Foundation will come out to collect the donations . Those taking part are encouraged to post about it on social media using the hashtag #FoodBankWeek and tagging @htafcfoundation on Twitter or Facebook, @htafc_foundation on Instagram or @huddersfieldtownfoundation on LinkedIn.
All food items should be non-perishable, examples include cereal bars, tinned goods and pasta. CLICK HERE for a more detailed list provided by the international charity INN.