Published On: Tue, May 20th, 2014 on 10:00 am

New mobile kitchen drives in for the InTouch Foundation

InTouch Foundation Van

Inside the brand new van

InTouch Foundation Van Launch

All thumbs up from charity members, ambassador's and supporters

InTouch Foundation Van Launch

Volunteers take time out of their schedules to help feed the needy

InTouch Foundation Van Launch

Osman Gondal (right) shakes hands with a service user earlier this year

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A Bradford-based charity has celebrated the opening of a new mobile kitchen, which will be used to feed those that are less fortunate.

Members of the local community were heavily involved in the creation of InTouch Foundation’s new van, including an electrician who took time out of his schedule to make the kitchen fit for use.

Osman Gondal, founder and board member of the charity, told the Yorkshire Standard: “Our goal was to always have a high quality mobile catering van where we could serve the food from, and it’s a real community effort because it’s all been done through sponsorships and fundraising.

“The launch is a day I am very proud of, not just for myself, but for all the board, all the volunteers, all the sponsors, and everyone who has been involved from the very beginning.”

The van was officially opened for use with a ribbon cutting in the presence of the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cllr Khadim Hussain.

Those also present at the launch included Rashid Khan from Channel 4’s Make Bradford British, boxer Adil Anwar, and Sohail Rehman – one of the world’s first wheelchair-bound qualified football coaches.

The InTouch Foundation serves the needy on a weekly basis in Bradford’s city centre and Keighley and also provides a platform for local residents to get involved and help the homeless and vulnerable.

Over 100 people were fed on the evening the new mobile kitchen was opened for use.

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Hasan Faridi

- 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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