Festive donation boost by WDH and Howdens to local foodbanks

Published 16 December 2020

WDH, Cash Wise is working in partnership again this year with Howdens in Castleford to provide extra supplies for food banks in the district and help the people who may be suffering the most this time of year.

Howdens kindly donated £500 to spread a little joy to families, who are struggling financially this Christmas. Using the donation, the Cash Wise Team at WDH distributed supermarket vouchers to 8 foodbanks across the district to buy Advent calendars or essential food items that they are running out of.

The use of foodbanks has reportedly increased during the pandemic, putting even more pressure on volunteers to provide much needed supplies for those in need.

Amanda Sheridan, Cash Wise Manager said: “It’s great that we can work together again this year to make a difference at Christmas time. The foodbanks work tirelessly to support households that are facing real hardship throughout the year, so it’s great to be able to make this donation to offer support to those households who need a bit of extra help over the festive period.”

Ian Sayer, Castleford Depot Manager, said: “We are really happy to be able to offer support to local people who are struggling this Christmas. It’s been a tough year for everyone, especially the frontline services, so it’s great to make this donation to the foodbanks, who reach out and make a difference to people who are struggling to make ends meet.”

Ash, from The Well Project, Normanton said “The money will go towards buying provisions for our Christmas Lunch packs that we’re putting together, which will bring a nice treat for many of our clients.”

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