KEIGHLEY social housing group Incommunities is supporting a national foodbank campaign set-up to help people struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The group has donated £5,000 to the More than Homes initiative, launched by Accent Housing.

Its aim is to raise £1 million for the Trussell Trust, which runs a national network of 1,200 foodbanks.

Incommunities’ donation comes on top of the support it is already providing locally.

Since the beginning of lockdown, staff have been working with Bradford Council to provide a food distribution hub and have bought-in thousands of pounds worth of supplies.

Teams have delivered food parcels to people in need and made donations to foodbanks including Keighley Salvation Army’s.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities’ group chief executive, said: “We are delighted to support the More than Homes campaign and join national bodies like the Chartered Institute of Housing and National Housing Federation and other housing associations in tackling the devastating effects of this pandemic on people’s lives. The campaign demands the collective efforts of the sector to meet the challenges we face and foodbanks provide an invaluable lifeline to people who are struggling.”