Local solicitors supports Calderdale food drop-in centre

Switalskis Solicitors, Halifax, with food donations for Calderdale Food and Support Drop-in.'From the left, Keith Kershaw, Amanda Monkman, Emma Burgess-Priest, Eileen Hand, Ann Stenson, June Harrison, Charlotte Marsden and Emma Ingram.
Switalskis Solicitors, Halifax, with food donations for Calderdale Food and Support Drop-in.'From the left, Keith Kershaw, Amanda Monkman, Emma Burgess-Priest, Eileen Hand, Ann Stenson, June Harrison, Charlotte Marsden and Emma Ingram.

In support of a corporate campaign for regular donations to Calderdale Food Drop-In Centre, a local solicitors firm has got on board.

Switalskis Solicitors, Silver Street, Halifax, has asked that employees and sister firms support the cause by picking up a few extra goods in the supermarket to then drop-in the food bins installed in offices.

Calderdale Food Drop-In Centre operates every Saturday morning from Ebenezer Church, Halifax, and gives out over 100 food parcels to people living on less that £35 per week, or £25 weekly expenditure for under 25s.

Family solicitor Emma Ingram said: “We’re supporting this cause as we see, first hand, the impact the current economic climate has had on families. We deal with clients in difficult time s.

“This has a detrimental effect on their financial position and people are really struggling to make ends meet - with rent arrears whilst trying to feed families or coping with ‘bedroom tax’. The food bank addresses problems and helps those who really need it .”

Switalskis have nine firms across Yorkshire and will ask employees to make regular donations. They will use their company courier to distribute collected food to the centre.