Match Day Food Bank Collection at Ibrox
Wed 29th November 2023
The Rangers Charity Foundation is making an urgent appeal to fans to help support our local food banks by bringing some non-perishable groceries and toiletries to next week’s home match on Saturday 9th December against Dundee at Ibrox outside Bar G51, formerly the Rangers Megastore.
This year, we will be assisting Glasgow South West Foodbank and Riverside Primary School, who have a Foodbank within the school.
In addition, we are making cash donations to Govan Free Church of Scotland Foodbank, Streetcare Volunteers (who make Christmas Eve doorstep food drops), Pollok Pantry, Govan Pantry and St Constantine’s Church Pensioners Club.
With the rising cost of living, food banks have been in greater demand and stocks lower as fewer people have been able to donate so any items you can bring to the game would help these local organisations provide assistance where it is most needed.
There will also be a bucket collection for those who would prefer to donate than bring items and for anyone not attending the match who would like to contribute, the link is https://uk.givergy.com/ChristmasFoodbankAppeal/?controller=pledges&category=All%20Pledges
Volunteers from FansSupportingFoodbanks will be assisting on the day.
The food banks welcome all kinds of non-perishable food items but would be particularly pleased to receive donations of the following:
- Nappies (Various sizes)
- Baby wipes
- Toilet roll
- Toiletries – shower gels, shaving cream, toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, razors
- Family cereals
- Cooking oil
- Packets of noodles
- Tinned meats like hotdogs, stew etc
- Tinned food like spaghetti, beans, soup
- Tinned veg
- Pasta sauce
- Cooking sauces
- Cans of full fat fizzy juice
- Bottled water
- UHT milk
- Chocolate bars
- Rice Pudding /Custard
- Tinned Fish
- Toys are also welcomed
Susanne Lyall from Riverside Primary School commented,
“It’s fantastic to have this volume support for our foodbank, and we’re delighted to be working with the Rangers Charity Foundation for this collection. Our families and young children will be so grateful for the donations, help and support given. These items will go to those most in need from all walks of life in and around the Govan community.”
Rachael Cosgrove, Charity Executive at the Rangers Charity Foundation added,
“We know how generous our supporters are and while we know that this is a tough time for many, even a few groceries or a small donation will really help local people who are in need so we very much appreciate it.
There will also be a Rangers Charity Foundation merchandise stand at the same spot. The proceeds from every item sold will help support our life-changing charitable and community work.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with us by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support!”