The summer holidays present a challenge for parents having to source two additional meals each day that would normally be catered for using initiatives such as Free School Meals and the Town Foundation’s Breakfast Clubs during term time.
Town Foundation trustees Janet Hoyle and Caroline Lee were also in attendance as the players spent time in the warehouse helping to package food parcels to be distributed to families in need. See how their visit went
The Welcome Centre has given out around 50 extra food parcels daily during the summer holidays, doubling the number of parcels .
Huddersfield Town supporters continued from last season to support ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ and clubbed together at the first home game to make donations.
Branded wheelie bins were placed around the John Smith’s Stadium for fans to make their contributions.
The donations from that first game went into the family food parcels distributed by the Welcome Centre.
Janet Hoyle, Trustee at the Town Foundation, commented: “The food packs are going out to local children who are entitled to free school meals and might struggle to have a good meal during the school holidays.
“The Foundation runs Breakfast Clubs in and around Huddersfield and they are needed. The children who get fed at school sometimes don’t get the same support at weekends, so come the holidays they need that extra bit of help.
“We like to get involved to help people wherever we can, and this joins us together with the supporters who love to help.
“We currently do foodbank collections, we also sell food vouchers via our club shop for people to give to those who are homeless, and we look to do as much as we possibly can.”
The Fans for Foodbanks Campaign run by the Town Foundation and HTSA had over 2,000 donations made by Huddersfield Town supporters last season and the aim is to continue to support this throughout the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.