Huddersfield Town Foundation can announce that ‘Fans For Foodbanks’ will be in operation at Huddersfield Town’s Sky Bet Championship home fixture against Bristol City on Saturday 9 December.

In the run-up to the festive period, the demand increases for those who are less fortunate to not be able to consume a hot meal as temperatures fall.

The Foundation is as committed as ever to helping those facing destitution and this is just one of several ways that we can assist someone in need.

On Saturday afternoon, extra donation points will be in operation staffed by players from the Huddersfield Town Academy. These can be found near the Players’ Entrance, the entrance to the Core Stand, next to the inflatables, and at the Community Hub. This is a great way to help a person in need and meet a talented Young Terrier!

Please note that there is a permanent ‘Fans For Foodbanks’ donation bin situated at the Community Hub outside of the John Smith’s Stadium so that people can donate on non-match days.

Donations that foodbanks are open to receive are tinned meat, fish, halal and meat-free alternatives; tinned potatoes and other vegetables, fruit, rice pudding, and custard; Breakfast cereals; UHT milk; jam; cooking sauces; microwaveable rice, noodles and pasta pots; drinks such as tea bags, instant coffee, fruit squashes, other soft drinks; biscuits and sweet treats for children of all ages; toiletries including toilet roll, soap/shower and bath, deodorants, razors and shave gel, sanitary towels and tampons.

Items collected by the initiative will be donated to Batley Foodbank and The Welcome Centre, which will be extremely welcomed as we approach the festive period and the subsequent freezing-cold temperatures brought on by the winter months.

Chief Executive Officer Siobhan Atkinson commented:

“The Foundation urges fans to back our plea this Saturday and help someone in need this festive period.

“The ‘Fans For Foodbanks’ proposal is just one of several ways we look to help those facing challenges around food poverty and foodbanks offer a great lifeline for those who may need them in the coming months.

“Our fight doesn’t finish on Saturday, however; we encourage people to continue helping to give each matchday by dropping one of the items stated into the donation point outside the Community Hub.”

Town fans’ generosity will have a massive impact on someone’s life, and those who would like to contact the Foundation about ‘Fans For Foodbanks’ should do so by emailing with an enquiry.