Thank you to everyone who took part in our food drive last month, helping us collect half a tonne of food for people in crisis! Great to have Nathanya (Foodbank Development Manager), Jo and Shelley onsite with us to run this. It was lovely to hear from people who interacted with us throughout the day, including a 7 year old boy called Sam, who was moved by what the foodbank do and used his pocket money to donate food instead of buying toys on his shopping trip!
The fooddrive supports the Leeds South and East Trussell Trust Foodbank network. They deliver food to nine foodbank centres currently open across the city. Dates and times of when these are open are available here: https://leedssouthandeast.foodbank.org.uk/locations/
The foodbank shared how they are experiencing lower donations but also increased demand on their services due to the financial pressures on our economy. Donations are much needed at this time, and we would encourage that if you do feel able, that you consider supporting their work 💚
– Sarah, Asda community champion