Colleagues show they care by supporting food banks in the Yorkshire and Humber region at Christmas
Yorkshire Water has pledged to donate basic food supplies along with Christmas food items to a variety of food banks across the region. Since the beginning of this month, donations have flooded in from staff across the business as well as from its sister company, Loop.
The first deliveries of food have been made this week and Yorkshire Water volunteers will make deliveries all the way up until Christmas to make sure vulnerable people don’t go hungry. Food banks in Pontefract, Knottingley, Brighouse, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield, Harrogate and Hull will all benefit from donations.
Imran Hussain, MP for Bradford East gave up time to make one of the deliveries to the Trussel Trust Food Bank in Bradford on 21st December.
The Trussell Trust works in partnership with local churches and organisations to bring food banks to communities across the UK and there are now over 400 food banks in the network.
Mr Hussain said, “Today’s donation from Yorkshire Water staff is a welcome example of people helping those who are less fortunate than ourselves and giving something back to the local community.
"I am proud to support Bradford North Food Bank and am privileged to be here today with staff from Yorkshire Water to deliver much needed donations."
Anne Reed, Community and Education Adviser, at Yorkshire Water, is delighted with the response, "This year's campaign has been very well received and the generosity of employees has been overwhelming. We recognise what a lifeline food banks can be to people in crisis and we are very pleased to be able to help these vital charities this Christmas.”