Match Day Food Bank Collection
Tue 23rd August 2022
Rangers Charity Foundation is making an urgent appeal to fans to help support our local food banks by bringing some non-perishable groceries to this weekend’s home match on Saturday 27th August against Ross County at Ibrox.
This year, as part of the #fanssupportingfoodbanks movement and head of National Food Bank Day on 2nd September, we will be assisting four local groups with this collection: Crookston Community Group, Kindness, The Trussell Trust (Glasgow South West Foodbank) and Refuweegee.
With the rising cost of living, food banks have been in greater demand and stocks have become 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.
The food collection point will be available from 12pm till 3pm at the Broomloan Stand side of the Stadium, across from the Blue Gates, where volunteers will collect the donations.
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
Karen Neary from Crookston Community Group commented,
“We at Crookston Community Group have seen a rapid increase of service users to our foodbank in last few months. First time users who before were just getting by are now being severely affected by the rising cost of living and coming to us for assistance. And we know this is just the tip of the iceberg of what is to come in the coming months.
We as an independent foodbank have seen our donations from the public fall as the need for our services rises as people can no longer afford to donate and feed their own families. We, and I know all foodbanks across Glasgow, Scotland and the UK, are worried about what the next few months will hold.”
Connal Cochrane, Director of the Rangers Charity Foundation added,
“We have been overwhelmed over the last few seasons by the quantity of food donated at our matchday collections. These are challenging times for many people and, if you do feel able to donate and bring along a few groceries on Saturday, this will be so appreciated by those in need in our local communities.”
If you have any questions, please contact the Foundation on 0141 580 8775 or e-mail email@example.com.
Thank you for your support!