Yorkshire Coast Homes have launched a new appeal to support local food banks by matching every donation “can for can”.
A spokesman said: “We at Yorkshire Coast Homes know that there are people in our community who are struggling to buy food every day, and that’s why we have for some time been helping to support our local food banks. But we’ve now launched an additional scheme aimed at putting a few more cans in local kitchen cupboards. The YCH Can-Can Appeal will see the company doubling every donation of canned food that is dropped off at our Brook House office reception desk.”
Public response to the appeal has been immediate and very generous. Even Scarborough’s Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Andrew and Sue Backhouse, have called in to make a donation.
The first load of more than 150 Can-Can Appeal cans has just been dropped off at Scarborough’s Rainbow Centre to help replenish existing food bank stocks.
The centre is currently seeing upwards of fifty people every day, most of whom are in need of food and clothing parcels, and with the onset of colder weather that figure is steadily rising.
Rainbow Centre manager Trish Kinsella said: “We’re very grateful for this additional support, which has enabled us to replenish our food bank supplies. Donations of this kind are now absolutely vital if we are to meet the growing demand for food parcels throughout the coming winter.” Pictured are Andrew and Sue Backhouse with YCH chief executive Shaun Tymon (right).