The Yorkshire Coast homes Can Can Appeal, which doubles every can of food dropped off at the company’s Scarborough and Whitby offices, has provided another bumper boost to local food bank supplies.
Through the kindness of local people, the appeal has now passed on over three thousand much-needed food items to the families in our community who need them the most.
Yorkshire Coast Homes chief executive Shaun Tymon said: “The demands placed upon our food banks is continuing to rise, December 2013 saw a six-fold increase in the number of food parcels handed out to local people by the Rainbow Centre over the same period in 2012.
“Yorkshire Coast Homes will continue to double every can of food donated to us and we’ll ensure that these supplies are handed directly to the people who need them the most.
“We are continuing to support agencies like The Rainbow Centre with clothing, bedding, food and funding to help them to meet the ongoing demand but we would urge local people to help us by donating a can or two of food whenever they are able. It’s really very much appreciated.”
Canned food donations can be handed into Yorkshire Coast Homes, Brook House, 4 Gladstone Rd, Scarborough, or to the company’s Whitby office at The Coliseum.
Pictured are Sainsbury’s Community and PR Coordinator Fiona Daplyn with Rainbow Centre Volunteers David Josey and Geoff Noble.