Support for food bank

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A Brighouse charity received a welcome boost with a donation of food from Yorkshire Water employees.

Volunteers from Yorkshire Water gave up their time to make one of the deliveries to Brighouse and Surrounding Homeless (BASH) food bank last month.

BASH supports homeless and vulnerably housed people in the local community by providing food, drink and clothing and signpost them to services or charities that can help those struggling with homelessness, money management, debt, alcohol or drug dependency.

Alison Mitchell, chief executive of BASH, commented: “We have been blown away by the amount of food from Yorkshire Water, we are also impressed that the girls gave us leaflets to help people who are struggling to pay their water bills. Knowing others out there care just shows that together we can make a difference.”

The water company pledged to donate basic food supplies along with Christmas food items to a variety of food banks and homeless charities across the region.

Charities in Hull, Pontefract, Knottingley, Hull, Leeds, Bradford, Huddersfield and Harrogate will all benefit from the donations.

Anne Reed, community and education adviser at Yorkshire Water, said: “The campaign has been very well received and the generosity of employees has been overwhelming. We recognise what a lifeline food banks can be to people in crisis and we are very pleased to be able to help these vital charities.”