The Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation are delighted to announce that we have delivered over 1000 meals to those in need over the first six days of The Big Feed.
Starting as both a collection point and delivery service on the 22nd December, the Foundation set their sights to help as many people as possible throughout the festive period.
Now, six days on, with the help of outstanding volunteers, the 1000 meal mark has been conquered, with another 350 due to go out over the coming days.
Situated between two hubs – the Mobile Rocket Stadium and Rycroft Leisure Centre – volunteers from the Outwood Grange Academies Trust, Minter Law, Wakefield District Housing, Wakefield Council and both the Wakefield Trinity Ladies Rugby League and Football side have played a huge part in delivering meals to those in need throughout the suburbs of the City.
This is a great milestone for the Foundation, being able to make some of the difference in the community we serve and our CEO, Craig Shepherd, is extremely proud by how it has taken off.
“I am proud on a number of points,” Shepherd explained.
“The first part being the volunteers who have helped us reach this milestone, the amount of people who have volunteered and the effort that they have gone to has been outstanding.
“The second part would be that I feel we have made some sort of difference in the community.
“Seeing the people’s faces that we have helped over the past six days is quite humbling and I am proud that I have been able to play some part in the project.
“Hopefully, we carry this momentum through to 2021.”
With two more days of the event to go, the Foundation are keen to add to the 1000 meals already delivered.
We would also like to take the time to thank all the volunteers so have played a massive part in making the event what it has become.