Easter eggs donated to local foodbanks

Published 10 March 2016


100 Easter eggs have been donated to two West Yorkshire foodbanks, thanks to WDH’s Cash Wise initiative.

Members of the team, who provide social housing tenants with financial support and help to access grants and benefits, recently donated 50 eggs each to foodbanks in Knottingley and Pontefract to support families struggling over the upcoming holiday.

Amanda Sheridan, Cash Wise Team Leader, said: “‘At this time of year we know just how much a little bit of help can mean to families. We use both foodbanks regularly to provide food parcels to people who are in financial hardship, so it’s been fantastic to be able to help out.”

Joan McCook, Pontefract Foodbank Secretary, said: “It is only because of such generosity that our foodbank can continue to operate at all and help feed people in need in our area. It is very special when we can give little treats as well, which this will enable us to do.”

Pat Measham, from the Knottingley Foodbank, said: “On behalf of Knottingley Foodbank I would like to thank WDH’s Cash Wise team for their much appreciated gift of Easter eggs. So far this financial year we have provided three days’ worth of food to 1,577 people (including 473 children). Many are relieved and grateful for this assistance but often it is the little extras that produce a smile. These Easter eggs will bring those smiles, and our foodbank’s volunteers appreciate the on-going support.”

Knottingley Foodbank, located on Tithe Barn Road, is open Tuesday (11am-1pm) and Thursday (noon-2pm). Pontefract Foodbank, located at the Central Methodist Church on Newgate, is open Tuesday (11.30am-1.30pm) and Thursday (noon-1.30pm).

For more information or to sign up for free support visit: www.wdh.co.uk/cashwise  



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