A local charity which helps the homeless and those living in poverty has benefited from the Morrisons Foundation with a donation of £21,500
The InTouch Foundation, which is based in Bradford have been providing hot food and drinks for the homeless and those living in poverty for seven years. The charity which started in Bradford, now also supports vulnerable people in Keighley, Huddersfield and surrounding areas.
The support from the Morrisons Foundation will enable the volunteer-run charity to develop their own kitchen. This will be used for producing high-quality cooked food and provide an avenue to train service users to help them eat on a budget as well as help them learn important life skills.
In addition to the new kitchen, the grant will support the refurbishment of the charity’s current mobile unit, ensuring that they can continue to deliver warm food and maintain the reach they provide to vulnerable people in communities throughout Bradford, Keighley, Huddersfield and surrounding areas.
Osman Gondal, InTouch CEO was thrilled to receive the donation. He said, “I cannot thank the Morrisons Foundation enough for their support. The donation will make a huge difference to our charity and will help us achieve the plans we have to expand our much-needed service to even more people in the community who need our help.”
“Since launching in Bradford in December 2012, we have been able to provide support in Bradford, Keighley, Huddersfield and Leeds and we are now looking to work with local teams to expand our project into neighbouring cities, adding to the 250,000 meals we have already distributed. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and include many volunteers from Morrisons.”
David Scott, Morrisons Foundation Trustee, presented the donation, “The InTouch Foundation provides hot meals to the homeless come wind, rain or shine and is operated on a purely voluntary basis. I’m delighted that the Morrisons Foundation has been able to help such a great local charity provide this vital service to more people who need it.”