Huddersfield Town fans have been urged to support an appeal for help from the Welcome Centre food bank in Huddersfield.

At the weekend Huddersfield Hub revealed how the town centre food bank had seen a surge in demand and expected to provide 300,000 meals this year.

The Welcome Centre expects to spend £110,000 on food in 2021, almost twice what the charity spent in the year pre-Covid.

Fundraising manager Emma Greenough said: “The huge rise in our food bill really shows the change in demand for the service we give.

“Giving money is the most effective and easiest way people can support us and we’ve certainly seen a shift towards this over the last year which has been a fantastic help.”

In response to the appeal Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association (HTSA) has stepped up designating this week ‘Fans for Foodbanks Week.’

HTSA has a fantastic record of raising money and HTSA co-chair Bini Barr, in a message to fans, said: “Last time round you helped raise over £12,000.

“We know that’s a tough act to follow so we won’t be focusing on the headline figure but rather the small acts of kindness that make a real difference.”

Fans can make a one-off donation on HTSA’s GoFundMe page ‘Fans for Foodbanks Covid-19 Crisis Fund’ or set up a monthly payment direct with the Welcome Centre.