Woodsley Road: Charity provides food for homeless and flood victims


A west Leeds community centre is helping to provide hot meals to the homeless and those affected by recent flooding.

Through its dedicated UK aid programme called ‘Love Thy Neighbour’, international humanitarian charity Penny Appeal will host weekly ‘,eet and eat’ sessions at Woodsley Community Centre on Woodsley Road in Burley.

Every Monday evening from 6pm, staff and volunteers from Penny Appeal’s #TeamOrange volunteer network will serve up nutritious meals to people who would otherwise go hungry.

As well as the chance to enjoy hot food, the project builds solidarity within the community, giving people who are vulnerable, isolated or facing any kind of hardship, a chance to relax and socialise.

Adeem Younis, Penny Appeal Chair of Trustees, said:

“We work in over 30 crisis-hit countries worldwide, but we’re particularly proud to be serving the UK as we know there are people in our communities who are in desperate need too.

“That’s why we are working to support those affected by flooding, the homeless and even those families who have found it increasingly difficult to eat properly due to the rising costs of living. The project in Leeds is building on our previous work in the UK, and we’ll be looking to do even more to help people in times of crisis over the year ahead.”

People can get involved with the ‘Love Thy Neighbour’ campaign, either by making a donation or volunteering at Penny Appeal’s projects, by visiting the website or calling 03000 11 11 11.


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