July 19, 2023

Foundation supports St. Swithun’s

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation will be looking for donations to help St. Swithun’s Community Centre as they look to increase their food pantry ahead of the summer months.

Over the past few years, the pantry has seen an overwhelming amount of support, working with Morrisons, Wakefield Street Kitchen & St. Catherine’s Church Group to supply food for those who are struggling.

With the cost of living currently on the rise, many individuals and families across the UK are struggling to put food on the table, which is where St. Swithun’s & their army of volunteers come to help.

Following our work in the past with many organisations such as St. Catherine’s & Wakefield Street Kitchen, the Foundation is asking supporters and the general public to help stock up on their supplies.

Through this initiative, we are asking fans to drop off any unwanted/unused dried or tinned food to the stadium at our Sunday 30th July game against Warrington.

Over the course of the afternoon, three donation points will be situated around the stadium, the on-site ticket office, the community entrance and the North Stand turnstiles, which will all have staff available to take donations/ goods off your hands.

Speaking about the service they provide, a number of regular users of the pantry have said, “I am more than grateful for the pantry service. As a single mum, I can’t afford most things each week, and this is a huge help to me and my son. Not only are the staff fantastic, but I would really, really struggle each week, without coming here.”

Whilst another commented, “We are so grateful for the pantry because it takes some stress away around the weekly food shop with rising bills. It’s reduced our shop bill dramatically, which helps financially. I don’t think people understand how much it helps us as a family.”

If you are struggling, the centre requires a £5 signing-on fee, with the shop costing £5 every week thereafter.

To reach out to a member of staff at St. Swithun’s, please click HERE. Alternatively, for more information on the donations at the Warrington game, please email andy.castle@wakefieldtrinity.com.