November 19, 2019

Trinity to continue link with St Catherine’s Foodbank

Following the success of last year, Trinity have once again linked up with St Catherine’s Church Food Bank to help collect tinned food donations!

Food Bank is now giving out, on average, 683 food parcels each month, compared with 491 per month last year! 

The demand has meant that the Foodbank has been constantly running low on food throughout the year. They are especially are very low on tins of fish, meat, pasta, fruit, rice puddings, potatoes, as well as the other basics such as packets of mash, noodles, rice, cereals, milk (UHT), tea, coffee etc – things we all tend to take for granted. 

The Foodbank operates with an amazing team of dedicated and hard working volunteers, offering a helping hand for those people in our local community who are living in crisis situations, and most of those who come to us are experiencing situations that are temporary; However, since the introduction of Universal Credit, the reduction in resources in many support agencies, and the looming uncertainty of Brexit, we are finding more and more that people who come to us have multiple and more complex support needs. This often means that they need more regular support from us because they can’t afford food until their other support needs are met.

The drop off point for the donations will be in the Ridings Club Shop on Saturday 30th November at the Membership Collection Day!

Lisa Grant, from St Catherine’s Church said, “We are so very grateful and extremely thankful for the generous support that was shown to us by our neighbours at Wakefield Trinity last year, where we were genuinely staggered by the amount of food delivered to us!

“These donations enabled us to stock up our bare shelves and carry on helping those who needed it the most. We hope again, that with the help of Wakefield Trinity and their loyal supporters, we’ll be able to withstand the pressure during the run up to Christmas, so that we can continue with this vital and much needed support.”

Trinity Marketing Manager Adam Sweeney, stated, “We worked with St Catherine’s Church last season and the response we had from the fans was amazing. Hopefully we can top that this year and really help out the Food Bank. Food banks are becoming used more often and I think it’s imperative that we show our support to the community and to those in need.”