Jo Cox is backing a local building society in its bid to support Batley Food Bank as it helps people put the basics on their kitchen table this Christmas.
Staff at the Skipton Building Society in Cleckheaton have launched an appeal for selection boxes and chocolate gifts to be dropped off at their branch in Northgate which they will then pass on
to the food bank in Batley.
Batley Food Bank is Mrs Cox’s charity of the month this month.
Judith Fleming, Cleckheaton branch manager, said: “So many families rely on food banks these days and they provide basic food items to keep families going. However, the last things these parents will be able to afford this Christmas are chocolates and selection boxes for their children, as they are not seen as essential.
“We thought it would be a good idea to ask our customers and the public in general to donate gifts so we could make Christmas special for these children.
“We had enormous success last year when we did the same and hope we can surprise as many children this year.
“The Society is now acting as a collection station and we are asking customers to buy an extra selection box or chocolate gift and drop it off at our branch. We know they love to help good causes, especially at Christmas.”