Help the Leeds foodbanks to feed families this Christmas

Phil and Gill Barrett from York donating food at the collection point at Elland Road at Leeds United's game on Saturday.
Phil and Gill Barrett from York donating food at the collection point at Elland Road at Leeds United's game on Saturday.
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From coffee to custard the city’s food banks are desperately in need of cupboard staples to help feed families this winter.

With the festive countdown well and truly underway, the Yorkshire Evening Post has launched its Feed A Family campaign after revealing yesterday more than 2,300 people in Leeds will be in need of emergency food parcels to see them through Christmas Day.

Both the Leeds North West and the Leeds South east food banks, which operate under the Trussell Trust, rely heavily on donations of food and are appealing for certain items that they are short of.

You can give items for Leeds South and East at its warehouse on Parkside Industrial Estate and Tesco at Batley, Garforth and Seaforth or the Harehills, Beeston and Drighlington distribution centres and they are most in need of are diluted juice, rice pudding, custard, biscuits, tin tomatoes and vegetables, coffee and hygiene products.

Over at Leeds North West they need long-life fruit juice, milk, tinned vegetables, sponge puddings and basic toiletries.

They can be dropped off at the Burley Road warehouse, Tesco at Roundhay and Bramley, Waitrose at Meanwood, Asda at Holt Park and Owlcoates, Morrish Solicitors, Pudsey and Mill Kitchen cafe at Farsley.