InTouch with families
Rise in number of parents and children attending mobile soup kitchens
The founder of a growing Bradford charity, which provides food to those most in need across West Yorkshire, says more families are using their services than ever before.
Osman Gondal, of the InTouch Foundation, says all three mobile soup kitchens, in Bradford, Leeds and Keighley, have seen considerable increases in demand from families.
As well as serving warm meals to the homeless, any persons who are struggling financially are able to use the InTouch services with the new demographic reaching an all time high this summer.
Osman, who is also a board member of the charity, explained: “Our vision is to bring attention to our plight and provide an organisation where volunteers can become directly involved in the preparation and feeding of the less fortunate that exist on the edge of our society.
“We have seen a considerable increase in the number of families and individuals using our services which is a worrying trend.”
Last week, the charity was presented a cheque of £1,651 from Bradford-based international logistics service provider Torque.
Raising funds through a series of initiatives, from bake offs to quizzes and dress down days, the funds will go towards helping the charity continue to provide much needed services on the streets across the county.
Osman added: “We can't thank Torque enough for their continued support.
“InTouch Foundation is run by volunteers and completely relies on fundraising and financial donations to continue its valuable work in the area.”
Stewart Firth, head of operations at Torque, said the company was delighted to support an organisation on its doorstep which did such valuable work.
He added: “We have a long tradition of working with the local community and are glad to be working with such a worthwhile cause. We are pleased to have been able to do something that will really make a difference to the InTouch Foundation.”