The Welcome Centre food bank, which provides an emergency lifeline for hungry families in Kirklees has been given a funding boost from Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation.
We have received a £1,000 donation to feed hungry families from the Charitable Foundation after being recommended by colleagues from Society’s branch in near-by Slaithwaite.
Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is funded through the Small Change Big Difference® scheme where members donate the pennies from the interest on their accounts just once a year to help smaller charities around the UK.
The Welcome Centre provides essential food parcels, basic toiletries and household items to some of the most vulnerable families and individuals in the South Kirklees who, without the charity’s help, would have nowhere else to turn.
In 2018 we have already seen a huge increase in demand for our food bank due to changes in the welfare system. We need all the support we can get in order to keep up with demand. The £1000 from the Foundation will provide 56 food parcels that will feed an individual for a week. We are very grateful for your support.
Jane Allen, Customer Consultant at the Yorkshire’s Slaithwaite branch, said: “The Welcome Centre provides a safety net for some of the most vulnerable people in our community and we’re proud to support their mission.
“Whenever we visit The Welcome Centre we’re overwhelmed by the compassion and enthusiasm their staff and volunteers have – it’s a really community effort.”
In 2017, the Charitable Foundation donated £234,684 to more than 200 charities and good causes nominated by members and colleagues from around the UK.
For more information about the Small Change Big Difference® scheme and to see an interactive map of recent Charitable Foundation donations visit www.ybs.co.uk/charitablefoundation
Yorkshire Building Society Charitable Foundation is a registered charity whose purpose is to support charities where the Yorkshire Building Society Group’s members and staff live and work.
The YBS Group includes Yorkshire Building Society and its brands Chelsea Building Society and Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, and its subsidiary companies including Accord Mortgages.
For more information on Yorkshire Building Society visit www.ybs.co.uk