Donation of £3,000 made to Wakefield food banks

28/07/2020, PR-9490

​People in the Wakefield district are to benefit from a £3,000 donation to the district's food banks.

​West Yorkshire Food Poverty Network has made the generous allocation, which will help hundreds of families and individuals experiencing difficulties, during these challenging times.


Cllr Maureen Cummings, (pictured), Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member or Environment, Communities and Poverty and chair of the Wakefield and District Food Aid Network, said: "This is a fantastic donation, which will make a real difference to people in our district who are affected by food poverty.


"We're continuing to work with partners to do all we can to help those in need, many of whom have seen their household income impacted by the global pandemic.


"I am proud that our local food banks are doing an amazing job by providing vital support to families and individuals, week after week, year after year."

As part of its support during the pandemic, the Council is continuing to work with partners across the voluntary sector to support families and individuals.


There are opportunities for anyone who is fit, well and able to offer an amount of time, large or small, to helping others. People are asked to view current opportunities and register their interest at or search #WakefieldCares on social media.


Anyone worried about themselves or someone else, who does not have an existing support network of friends, family or neighbours can call the Council's dedicated phone line 0345 8 506 506 between 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday. Choose option 3 to make a request for support and help will be arranged.