After discussing how lucky they feel this Christmas to have a warm, safe place to live, and fresh food daily, staff and young people at Restorative’s Bridge House are rallying friends, family and community, to contribute to their January foodbank donation for Focus4Hope in Brighouse.
“We would like to pass on goodwill and donate to those who need it the most,” says Jasmine Hawke, senior support worker at Bridge House.
We know that Christmas and the new year, in the wintertime, is a very difficult time for people and families in need. While it can be a challenging time for all of us to get through what can feel like the darkest month of the year, it’s also the month when people who are struggling need help the most.
“We chose Focus4Hope because they operate a local foodbank and work with lots of vulnerable people in our community, and also refugees,” says Jasmine.
“At Bridge House, we came up with the idea of January foodbank month together. We discussed it with the young people who also want to involve friends and family and collect items to donate throughout the month.”
As well as seeing an opportunity to donate to the Focus4Hope foodbank, the initiative is also beneficial for the young people at Bridge House in gaining more understanding and experience of charity work.
Throughout the whole of January, staff and young people will be collecting donations of cereal, soup, pasta, rice, pasta sauce, tinned tomatoes, tinned vegetables, beans, tea, coffee, tinned fruit and personal hygiene products.
They hope to make a sizeable donation at the end of January to the Focus4Hope foodbank. If you would like to help us by donating too, and make our collection even bigger, please drop off any items at the Restorative SCS offices, 8 Victoria Street, Greetland, Halifax, HX4 8DF, during Monday to Friday, between 9:00am and 11:00am or 3:00pm and 5:00pm throughout January. All donations are greatly appreciated.