Urgent Food Bank Appeal
Tue 1st September 2015
The Rangers Charity Foundation is making an urgent appeal to fans to help support our local food banks by bringing some non-perishable food items to the match on Saturday against Raith Rovers at Ibrox.
Local food banks have reached crisis point after stocks ran extremely low at Hillington Park Parish Church this week, which has been feeding up to 100 people a week from Govan, Craigton, Pollok and Ibrox.
The Hillington Service is often restocked from the Main Centre at Ibrox Parish Church, which has been regularly supported in the past by the Foundation, but stocks there are also extremely low so help is urgently required.
The Foundation has organised a food collection point near to the Megastore in the lead up to kick-off on Saturday where volunteers will collect donations from fans. The Food Banks urgently require all kinds of non-perishable food items and a full list of suggestions can be found below.
Claire McCunnie from the Ibrox Parish Church centre commented, “We have Hillington restocked now but we are still running low at Ibrox.
“The need for our service is growing every week. At Ibrox Parish Church, which is only one of our centres, we are feeding 60 plus people each week.
“Your fans have been fantastic to us in the past and we are extremely thankful for their continued support.”
The Foundation has supported the Glasgow South West Food Bank for over a year and the fans have been incredibly generous in their support. If you have any questions please contact the Foundation on 0141 580 8775 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to help but are not attending the game on Saturday we will accept food donations to the Foundation offices at Argyle House, Ibrox Stadium during office hours between now and 5pm on Friday.
Please have a look at the list of items to see if you can bring anything on the day –
- UHT or powdered milk
- Fruit Juice in cartons
- Pasta sauces
- Tinned sponge pudding and rice pudding
- Tinned tomatoes and other vegetables
- Tinned fruit
- Tinned meat and fish
- Rice and pasta
- Tea and instant coffee
- Biscuits or snack bars
- Instant mash potatoes
- Tinned soup
- Tinned beans
- Toiletries including toilet roll, toothpaste and feminine hygiene products