Help the Express appeal to feed struggling families this Christmas

Homeless charity The Community Awareness Programme has secured lottery funding to continue helping the city's poor and vulnerable.'Kevin Dobson and the team
Homeless charity The Community Awareness Programme has secured lottery funding to continue helping the city's poor and vulnerable.'Kevin Dobson and the team
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A Christmas appeal has been launched to help struggling families with young children put food on the table.

The Express is backing a campaign by city charity the Community Awareness Programme (CAP) to give out hundreds of food hampers to families in need.

The Rotary Club of Wakefield Chantry is also supporting the appeal, which will see hampers distributed from the district’s 23 children’s centres.

We’ve got a week left to collect as much food as we can - and people and business are urged to help us reach our target of 600 hampers.

Basic hampers should contain tea or coffee, sugar, long life milk, breakfast cereal, chocolate biscuits, tinned potatoes or smash, tinned vegetables, stuffing, tinned fruit, angel delight, fruit juice, chocolate or sweets.

They can also contain tinned ham or corned beef, pasta, rice, meat pasta, jam or marmalade, gravy mix, pot noodles, cup-a-soups, pasta in sauce. Fresh food and alcohol should not be included.

Anyone who can help should call CAP on 01924 381119 or on e-mail capoffice@btinternet.com

Donations can be made at CAP, on Market Street, by December 4.

Anyone who donates can leave their name for inclusion in our roll of honour.