A BARNSLEY based online food and drink retailer has made a double donation to good causes.

Approved Food, headquartered at Dodworth Business Park, has provided several pallets full of surplus provisions to the Welcome Centre and Huddersfield Street Kitchen, two Huddersfield-based foodbanks.

The delivery included canned and packet food, biscuits, pet food and household goods.

Managing director Andy Needham, from Huddersfield, said: “It goes without saying that we are more than happy to support such excellent causes and to help put food onto the plates of those who really need it.”

Donations to the Welcome Centre are a result of Approved Food’s pledge to match contributions from Huddersfield Town Foundation’s recent Little Big Sleep-Out event, which saw school children sleep rough in the football club’s stadium to raise money to combat homelessness.

Batley Food Bank also benefited from the event.

Approved Food is the UK’s largest online-only retailer of surplus food and drink, specialising in products that would otherwise go to waste such as short-dated items, cancelled orders and products in less popular flavours or old packaging.