October 28, 2020

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation announce plans for ‘The Big Feed’

The Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation are pleased to announce dates for The Big Feed project, aiming to help vulnerable families over the Christmas period.

The initiative, part of The Big Project announced in February this year, aims to supply over 100 meals per day to families in and around the Wakefield region struggling to provide a healthy meal over the winter months.

This project will run from 21st-24th & 27th-31stDecember 2020 between the hours of 11am to 1pm and 3-5pm, with all food being freshly-cooked on-site and can be picked up – by car or foot – from The Mobile Rocket Stadium.

The kitchen will not remain open on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, however, families can collect more than one meal to support themselves over this extended two-day period.

The project, supported by Wakefield Council & Wakefield District Housing, links together with a four-part initiative aiming to make people aware of poverty within the local region.

The three sibling campaigns, The Big Sleep, The Big Festival and The Big Listen, aim to provide awareness of homelessness and youth mental health, respectively, but due to ongoing issues with Covid-19, these three projects have no announcement date, as of yet, for 2021.

This campaign comes at a time where, due to unprecedented times of uncertainty, unemployment within the UK stands at 1.52 million, with the Guardian reporting in February that 14 million people within the UK live in poverty.

Anyone looking to support The Big Feed over the festive period is urged to in touch with Head of Foundation, Craig Shepherd, via thebigproject@wakefieldtrinity.com.

Everyone at the Foundation would like to thank volunteers in advance for giving up their time to help a worthwhile cause and make a difference in times of extraordinary hardship.