Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation

Foundation continue Christmas food support

Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation will be keeping up our charitable acts over the festive period by collecting selection boxes for local children as well as helping St Catherine’s Church deliver food parcels over Christmas.  

Following on from the success gained from last year’s Big Feed, the Foundation thought it was important to offer something back to the community over the winter months.   

With the dark evenings and cold weather settling in, this time of year can be difficult for many families, and we are proud to tag onto the great work St Catherine’s Church continue to do throughout the calendar year.   

With this in mind, the Club and Foundation are committed to helping feed our community and will be setting up a collection box for food donations.  

Essential foods include:  

  • Kids toothpaste  
  • Cordial  
  • Choc and mince pies  
  • Ketchup and sauces  
  • Tinned fruit/rice pudding   

Following on from this, we aim to spread some Christmas cheer and will be collecting selection boxes in all shapes and sizes for the children of the local community. 

Speaking upon the announcement, Head of Foundation, Mark Brennan, said, “As a club and Foundation, it is important we support our local community and what better way to do this than working with a local foodbank to provide support for the most venerable at Christmas time.    

“We are hoping that our supporters will get involved in this initiative and support us in any way they can.    

“I want the Foundation to be at the heart of the community and we will look to build on this going into 2022.   

While, Angela Jones, of St Catherine’s Food Bank, followed, “The run-up to Christmas is a particularly busy period for St Catherine’s and relies heavily on our wonderful volunteers to distribute the food parcels,” she explained.   

“For some of the people, we support, the pressure to have a good Christmas can impact their mental health.   

“The added pressure of trying to find the money to buy presents on top of what is a never-ending concern about how to make ends meet. This time of year can put extra pressure on people who are already trying to budget, worrying about food insecurity to meet a basic standard of living.   

“St Catherine’s food bank would not be able to support our community without the generosity of our donors. The community’s kindness continues to overwhelm us.”  

To donate food items or selection boxes, please visit the Mobile Rocket Stadium or the Wakefield Trinity club shop in the Ridings Centre.  

For more information, please email mark.brennan@wakefieldtrinity.com. Alternatively, for more information on how to volunteer for St Catherine’s over the festive season, please email volunteers@stcatherines-wakefield.org.uk. 

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