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Football for Foodbanks

By BlackpoolSupportersTrust in

Blackpool FC


11 months ago
RE: Football for Foodbanks
By BlackpoolSupportersTrust 11 months ago
Joint statement from the Tangerine Knights and Blackpool Supporters Trust



RE: Football for foodbanks



Bloomfield Road Sat 9th Dec



There should not be any food banks in 2017, but the harsh reality is that the local community has been failed by those in authority. They have grown exponentially and now form an essential part of Britain’s social safety net, with an estimated 2,000 distribution centres across the country. To use a food bank, a referral is needed, typically from the social service or housing support officers, but also from agencies such as local charities or Citizens Advice. Tens of thousands of volunteers nationally work more than 4m hours a year stocktaking, picking up and distributing food and fundraising, according to a recent study by the Trussell Trust, a national food bank network, and the Independent Food Aid Network. This year, the government’s rollout of its new benefits system, universal credit, has swelled the number of people seeking help because of the six-week delay before claimants receive payments. The public, which donates 90 per cent of the food that is stored away, is also under pressure from a combination of low real wage growth and rising prices. Therefore we urge as many fans as possible to come to the ground this Saturday 9th December and bring any of the following items:





1. Toiletries: deodorant, toilet paper, shower gel, shaving gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, tooth paste, hand wipes

2. Household items: laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid

3. Feminine products: sanitary towels and tampons

4. Baby supplies: nappies, baby wipes and baby food – but not formula milk due to UNICEF regulations.

5. Cereals

6. Soup

7. Pasta, rice, pasta sauce

8. Beans, tinned meat and tinned vegetables.

9. Tinned fruit

10. Biscuits



The charities that will be benefiting from your donations this year are His Provision(Central Drive) https://www.facebook.com/hisprovisionblackpool/ and Home Start(St Annes) https://www.home-start.org.uk/home-start-blackpool-fylde-wy



Representatives from BST and the Tangerine Knights will be outside the west stand main entrance from 1:15pm this Saturday.



Every donation, no matter how great or small will be appreciated by the charities. Alternatively, why not have a bit of fun and see if you can donate a shopping list that totals £3.12 or if you're feeling really generous £31.27?
RE: Football for Foodbanks
By Bally 11 months ago
Well done Knights and BST. :clap::clap:
RE: Football for Foodbanks
By Leesthedaddy 11 months ago
Bally wrote:

Well done Knights and BST. :clap::clap:





Geeez, your “ticking off” from Steed the other day has made you in to a new person. ;)



Seriously though, yes, it is a good cause & I hope their baskets swell for the less fortunate amongst us.
RE: Football for Foodbanks
By GynnSquarePhoenix 11 months ago
:clap:
RE: Football for Foodbanks
By Qblock87 11 months ago
I wonder if the greedy Oystons will come begging for some of this now they’re pepper.
RE: Football for Foodbanks
By Bally 11 months ago
Leesthedaddy wrote:



Geeez, your “ticking off” from Steed the other day has made you in to a new person. ;)









Don't talk fucking soft
RE: Football for Foodbanks
By seasider 11 months ago
Hopefully this will help many people. Every little helps.
RE: Football for Foodbanks
By tangerine77 11 months ago
How about the scabs spend fuck all inside the ground and donate it to the foodbank instead, I doubt the selfish cunts would sacrifice their pies and pints for any cause other than OFC.
RE: Football for Foodbanks
By seanmacca100 11 months ago
fantastic, Celtic have done this with great success and I hope we can make the same impact. Hopefully the media pick up on it to give it some traction before Saturday.
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