24 Feb BREAKFAST CLUB SCHOOLS BENEFIT FROM FOOD PARCELS DONATED BY SALVATION ARMY
The Huddersfield Town Foundation has teamed up with the Mirfield branch of the Salvation Army to deliver food parcels to its Breakfast Club schools.
The parcels, which have been put together from donations to the Salvation Army, have made a significant impact to families most in need.
Since the start of December, the Town Foundation has delivered 30 parcels to a different one of its Breakfast Club schools in the North Kirklees area every week, helping 270 families.
Each school has then identified those families that would benefit from the extra support most and distributed them accordingly.
The aim is to continue delivering to a different school weekly until April at the earliest, using our network to identify where the need is greatest.
On the initiative Lisa Bottomley, Fundraising Executive at the Town Foundation said:
â€œOur partnership with the Salvation Army has been a great way to supplement our Breakfast Club offering across the North Kirklees area.
Weâ€™re extremely grateful to them and look forward to continuing to work together over the coming weeks and months.â€
Salvation Army volunteer Aidan Grills, who is leading on the project, added:
â€œWe want to thank the Huddersfield Town Foundation for their support in what has been a tough year for many. This partnership has allowed us to deliver more food parcels to struggling families this winter than ever before.
â€œWe also want to thank the community as without their generous donations, none of this would be possible. We will continue to work together to make sure that families unable to make ends meet get the help they need.â€
There are currently 41 schools signed up the Foundationâ€™s Breakfast Club scheme, with all that wish to remain open throughout the pandemic continuing to receive our full support.
Should you wish to support the scheme, the easiest way to do so is by purchasing a Â£5 voucher from Huddersfield Townâ€™s online store here.
For more information on #HTFBreakfastClub, please contact Lisa Bottomley on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07741 671596.