On the 8th of July four members of the Bridge team visited a local Asda in Bradford to help donate food produce and goods for a local food bank. As part of an initiative to help provide vital goods for people in need, Bradford Foodbank asked people from the local area to donate a few items of their shopping towards the food bank. As a recruiter based in Leeds, the Bridge team were naturally eager to join the cause.
As part of the donation efforts the Bridge team promoted the cause to local shoppers and managed to fill three trollies with vital food products and goods, as well as raising just shy of £100 for the Bradford Foodbank charity in under two hours.
Josie Barlow - Bradford Foodbank Manager said:
" Thank you so much for sending a team from the Bridge IT - they were fantastic! They must have the serious charm happening as they did so well. They got 3 trolleys of food donated and £91.64 which is incredible! We really needed this collection as we had really run low on food."
The Bradford Foodbank is one of the largest foodbank's operational in West Yorkshire, from 2018/2019 they helped feed just under 5,000 hungry people with three-day emergency food supplies. However, as more and more families fall within the poverty line, the shelves of the foodbank are quickly running out of supplies.
What you can do
There are a few great ways in which you can help the Foodbank continue to feed hungry people.
Donate food directly to the Foodbank - donations are collected from:
Tesco – Valley Road
Asda – Cemetery Road
Asda – Rooley Lane
Just look out for the large metal baskets near the tills or ask a member of staff.
Donate money to the charity - you can donate one off payments or set up a regular standing order payment to provide vital funds for the charity. Find more information here.
Volunteer and help promote the Foodbank and it's cause to local people. Find more information here.
Become a partner - your business could help make a real difference in the local community. Find more information here.