16 Apr FANS FOR FOODBANKS STILL MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
The ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ initiative continues to make a positive impact in the local area and the Town Foundation, in association with HTSA, is urging the Terriers’ community to come together and continue their support at the weekend’s community game against Watford.
The month of April marks a year since the Town Foundation placed foodbanks donation bins around the John Smith’s Stadium for home matches, which also happened to be last year’s community fixture, when Watford were also the visitors on that day.
Since then, organisations such as The Welcome Centre in Huddersfield and the Batley Foodbank have been recipients of the 7,738 long shelf life items that Town fans have generously donated in that time, with popular donations including tinned beans, vegetables and toiletries.
Supporters can continue to donate to the initiative at Saturday’s game against Watford with branded bins located around the John Smith’s Stadium and PPG Canalside.
All donations will be welcomed but most needed items include:
– Tinned meat
– Cooking sauces
– Long life milk
With the game taking place on Easter weekend, the Town Foundation are also asking for Easter Egg donations if possible.
The branded bins will be in place around the Stadium and PPG Canalside from 1pm up until kick-off, with supporters encouraged to try and bring at least one item, with multiple donations a huge help! However, fresh foods cannot be accepted.
There is a total of six bins that fans can drop off donations in, along with the one at PPG:
– Three by the players’ entrance at the John Smith’s Stadium
– Two by the Health Club at the Stadium
– One by the home area of the South Stand
All donations from the weekend’s game will go to Batley Foodbank in the hope of continuing to make a difference in the surrounding area.
With Saturday’s game being this season’s community fixture, there’s no better time to come together with fellow Town fans and help the Town Foundation to smash the donation count so far, whilst doing your bit for the local community.
The Town Foundation’s Head of Fundraising and Events, Julie Sheffield, is looking forward to seeing the Town fans do their bit at the weekend’s game:
“It’s been overwhelming to see the levels of support the Town fans have offered towards this initiative in the last year.
“I can assure everyone that the donations are already making a huge impact in the local area and we are hoping to continue that with the weekend’s collection.
“We are delighted to continue to work with the HTSA on this project and urge all Town fans to make their donations towards the community at Saturday’s community fixture!”