Dalton-based Total Foodservice has donated a van to the Huddersfield Town Foundation for the delivery of food for its school breakfast clubs.
Having helped 40 schools across Kirklees over the past 11 years, the foundation has provided young children with more than 2.5 million breakfasts. Total Foodservice is the official food supplier.
The Breakfast Club programme costs over £140,000 a year to operate, and all that is paid for through fundraising activities.
Graphics on the new VW Crafter van have been provided by Fenay Bridge-based signage specialists CV Graphics. Utilita Giving, the official charity partner of energy company Utilita, has sponsored the front of the van and sponsorship has also been provided by Bradley-based food supplier Caterers Choice.
There is space for one more company to add their logo to the van, which will be driving all across Kirklees.
The foundation’s chief executive Siobhan Atkinson said: “I’m overwhelmed. Our van was getting old and the extremely generous donation from Total Foodservice has ensured that we can use funds raised to keep providing breakfasts.
“The need for our services continues to grow while we face considerable challenges in continuing to raise funds from all our events.
“I’m also grateful to Utilita Giving, Caterers Choice and CV Graphics for their donations and support. To have companies such as these backing us really inspires us to keep our work and mission going.”
Sue Howarth, managing director at Total Foodservice, said: “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with the Huddersfield Town Foundation and to support their mission of providing breakfast foods to schools in Kirklees.
“The donation of the VW Crafter is a testament to Total Foodservice’s commitment to making a tangible difference in our local community.
“We are proud to contribute to such a worthy cause and hope that this new van will help the Huddersfield Town Foundation to expand its reach and impact even further.”
Dave Askew, CV Graphics’ managing director, said: “We have had a longstanding working relationship with HTAFC and Huddersfield Town Foundation and are happy to support them with the excellent work they do in any way possible.
“When they approached us with plans for a new delivery vehicle for the Breakfast Club scheme, we jumped at the chance to offer our services designing, producing and installing a bright new livery to promote the cause.
“We look forward to seeing the van out and about in Huddersfield and the surrounding areas and wish everyone at the charity continued success for the future.”
Responsible business manager at Caterers Choice Elizabeth Williams said: “Caterers Choice Ltd & Fruitypot Ltd have been supporting Huddersfield Town Foundation since 2013.
“With the addition of this new van, the Breakfast Club scheme will be able to provide breakfasts to more school children in the Kirklees area, a cause we are very proud to support.”
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