White Rose Shopping Centre has this week launched an in-centre Community Collection Bank where visitors can drop off donations to benefit their local community via Leeds South & East Foodbank.
The Community Collection Bank, situated at the Customer Services Centre next to New Look and close to Car Park 6, will be accepting both non-perishable food and hygiene supplies. Items that Leeds South & East Foodbank is currently particularly in need of include:
- Tinned potatoes
- Tinned / packet custard
- Cooking sauces
White Rose has been supporting Leeds South & East Foodbank since 2020, and in that time has donated more than £14,000. It has also provided laptops to the organisation, helping it create a digital hub to support users suffering from tech poverty, such as young people out of education and those experiencing barriers such as homelessness and unemployment.
Steven Foster, Centre Director at White Rose Shopping Centre, said:
“Our partnership with Leeds South & East Foodbank is something we’re truly proud of at White Rose, and we’re pleased to introduce the Community Collection Bank to support them further.
“We hope the donations made through the centre are of great benefit to our local community.”
Wendy Doyle of Leeds South and East Foodbank added:
“I would like to thank everyone at White Rose and all of its visitors for their continued support over the years, which have helped us to provide more than 10,000 meals to families in the local area.
“The Community Collection Bank will help us feed and support more people, who are needing our services now more than ever.”
The Community Collection Bank is accepting donations indefinitely during White Rose opening hours. For more information, visit white-rose.co.uk
This post is based on a press release issued on behalf of White Rose Shopping Centre
Photo: Wendy Doyle of Leeds South and East Foodbank greets a Community Collection Bank donor at White Rose Shopping Centre
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