YORKSHIRE Building Society – which has a branch in Low Street, Keighley – has chosen FareShare as its charity partner.

Through the link-up, which runs until June, 2026, the society will raise funds for the charity's Building Skills for the Future programme.

FareShare redistributes surplus stock from the food industry, which would otherwise go to waste, to over 8,500 charitable organisations across the UK.

The organisations also provide services such as lunch clubs, community kitchens, domestic violence refuges and homeless shelters.

The Building Skills for the Future initiative will provide coaching, workshops and work experience to help users secure full-time employment in some of FareShare's regional centres, and support will be provided for an outreach programme.

Fundraising will take place across the society's branches, and there will be volunteering opportunities for employees.

Susan Allen, for Yorkshire Building Society, says: "Our partnership with FareShare will help thousands of people improve their employability and financial wellbeing. As a member-owned organisation, supporting our communities is an important part of our purpose."

George Wright, of FareShare, says: "Our employability programmes support people who may be vulnerable into good, sustainable work, addressing a root cause of poverty.

"Yorkshire Building Society will make a vital contribution."