22 Nov SUPPORT FANS FOR FOODBANKS WITH A FESTIVE DONATION THIS CHRISTMAS
The Town Foundation asks fans to continue their support for the Fans for Foodbanks initiative with a festive donation this Christmas.
In addition to typical items including tinned vegetables and dry goods such as pasta, fans are asked to consider donating advent calendars, selection boxes and other festive favourites that will help bring joy to local families throughout December.
It couldn’t be easier for fans to support their local foodbanks, with branded bins based at The John Smith’s Stadium every HTAFC home fixture, two by the player’s entrance of the Core Stand and KAL Leisure Centre. Additionally, new branded bins can be found within the Terriers Store, at the home turnstile of the Abzorb South Stand and at the entrance of the hospitality area of the stadium.
Town Foundation CEO, Siobhan Atkinson commented:
“Winter months can be the busiest time of year for our local foodbanks in Huddersfield and Batley due to increased heating costs and the demands of family life.
“As such, we are asking our fans to rally together once again to make this Christmas a special one for those in need of some extra support.”
The Town Foundation continues to work closely with the HTSA (Huddersfield Town Supporters’ Association) throughout the 2019/20 season on the Fans for Foodbanks initiative.
The Town Foundation has also produced its handy Fans for Foodbanks cards to be distributed at home fixtures. These detail the list of donations accepted by the foodbanks, which include:
- Tinned vegetables
- Breakfast cereal
- Tinned meat
- Tinned fish
- Cooking sauces
- Long-life milk
- Sanitary products
- Cleaning products
For Town’s upcoming games, the Foodbank donations bins will be in place from 1pm on Saturday (for the Birmingham City game) and the 5.45pm on Tuesday (for the Swansea City game).
All Foodbank donations made during December will be split between the Welcome Centre, Huddersfield and the Batley Foodbank.
Fans who require any further advice about the Fans for Foodbanks initiative may contact Town Foundation’s Fundraising Coordinator, Lisa Bottomley at Lisa.firstname.lastname@example.org.