Published On: Thu, Jan 1st, 2015 on 5:42 pm

Good Samaritans spend New Year’s Eve feeding the needy

InTouch Foundation Van Launch

Osman Gondal (right) shakes hands with a service user.

EXCLUSIVE: Charity volunteers have spent their New Year’s Eve feeding those in need in Keighley, Bradford.

A group of people spent their night serving up food at a soup kitchen set up by the InTouch Foundation, a charity which supports the homeless and needy in Bradford, Keighley and Leeds.

The charity, which records how much food and drink is served after each event, also served its 50,000th meal.

It was only in July when the charity reached its 25,000th meal milestone.

Osman Gondal, founder and board member of the charity, said: “We were glad we were out. A lot of people do come out during Christmas and the New Year, but the need is every day and throughout the year.

“Reaching the 50,000th meal milestone is also a moment to be proud of. We couldn’t have done it without the volunteers, the sponsors and the donors coming forward.”

The photograph (used above) was taken by our photographer/reporter in July. It is available to view and buy here.

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- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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