Soccer backing for food bank

Soccer backing for food bank

A NEW indoor football centre has made a donation to Dewsbury Food Bank – and has pledged to make regular contributions in future.

Items given to the food bank included tinned and dried food, which will now be distributed to families in need.

Ridhwaan Nadat, manager at the food bank, said: “We are very grateful for the food donation. It is a particularly busy time of the year for the food bank as people struggle to make ends meet. Christmas comes on top of meeting continuing needs and it’s a tough time for a large number of local families.”

Jamil Baig, director of the privately-owned Kick Off, in Savile Town, said: “Everyone needs a little help every now and again and at Christmas time we are so pleased to be able to make a difference to local families.

“I have visited the food bank and discussed the amazing work they are doing. People imagine that this is being handed out to the homeless in our town but there are also many families across the town who, for many reasons, are struggling financially.”

Kick Off has also pledged to become a drop-off point for the food bank and staff are encouraging customers and community members who want to donate to drop off non-perishable food items at the Mill Street East centre.

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