Last week, the Welcome Centre issued an urgent appeal for financial donations.
According to Huddersfield Hub, the foodbank is “under pressure like never before due to Covid-19 and will be looking to provide around 300,000 meals during 2021.” Such an undertaking is expected to cost upwards of £110,000. To put this figure in context, “The Welcome Centre spent just £15,000 on food in 2015 and £60,000 a year pre-Covid.”
Commenting on the situation, the centre’s 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.”
To this end, the Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association (HTSA) is designating 1st to 7th March as a special ‘Fans For Foodbank Week’. We will once again be asking Town fans to donate whatever they can to help those in our communities who need it the most.
HTSA co-chair Bini Barr explained:
“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 number, but rather the small acts of kindness that make a real difference.”
Drop-off points where people can donate food are still operating at the Sainsbury’s in Shorehead, Asda on Bradford Road, Tesco in Huddersfield, and Morrisons in Waterloo.