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) and Home Start(St Annes)

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?
Well done Knights and BST. :clap::clap:
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.
I wonder if the greedy Oystons will come begging for some of this now they’re pepper.
Leesthedaddy wrote:

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

Don't talk fucking soft
Hopefully this will help many people. Every little helps.
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.
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.