BREWERS fans are being urged to support the Burton Mail Feed Our Families campaign.
The annual appeal to help provide food items for those in need at Christmas time is already being backed by Nigel Clough and the first team squad.
They were joined by the Burton Albion Academy staff and players who all made donations of food items that will be handed over to charities for distribution to those who need the help most.
Now fans are being asked to also make a contribution, with the Burton Mail and volunteers from charities coming to Saturday’s home game against Preston to take donations.
From 1.30pm onwards ahead of Saturday's game, donations will be accepted at the new Burton Albion Community Trust building, adjacent to the 3G pitch at the Pirelli Stadium
Burton Albion chairman Ben Robinson said: “We are delighted that Burton Albion will again be supporting the Burton Mail’s Feed our Families campaign. Our fans are always incredibly generous and I hope that they can bring donations to the Preston game. We know what a big impact this campaign has and, as a community-focussed club, we are fully behind the Mail’s efforts to provide a much-needed helping hand at Christmas.”
Feed Our Families first launched in 2014 to ensure that vulnerable people and families In East Staffordshire and South Derbyshire receive the help they need at Christmas from the YMCA and Salvation Army food banks. The response is always incredible – each year businesses, organisations and individuals donate up to 20,000 items, meaning that every family who asks for help from the food banks receives it.
Items which you can donate:
UHT milk (500ml or 1 litre cartons or screw top bottles)
Tinned meat for Irish stew, chilli con carne, spaghetti bolognese, ravioli, macaroni cheese
Tinned hot dogs
Minced beef, curry, meatballs, etc
Tinned or packet vegetables
Tinned tuna, salmon, sardines, etc
If you can’t donate at the match, there will be drop-off points at Burton in Tesco, Sainsbury's, in Union Street, and Sainsbury's, in Civic Way, Swadlincote, until December 15.