BURTON Albion Football Club is this week taking in donations for the YMCA’s foodbank and Nigel Clough and the first team players and staff were among the first to contribute.
The food will be handed out to families in need over Christmas and supporters are also being urged to contribute.
The Albion manager said: “It has become traditional over the last few seasons here at the club to help the YMCA in collecting food to help families in need over the festive period. The lads have all contributed by bringing in tins and packets and we are asking as many of our supporters as possible to also donate food items. Every little bit helps and we know it’s all greatly appreciated.”
Every day this week, and from 1.30pm on Saturday until kick-off at 3pm, Burton Albion Community Trust will be accepting donations of food items, and some toiletries, which will subsequently be given to Burton YMCA.
The YMCA’s foodbank provides a vital service for struggling families and individuals, helping to feed those who need the help of the local community.
All donations can be handed in to the Burton Albion Community Football Centre building at the Pirelli Stadium (adjacent to the 3G pitch) from 1.30pm on Saturday, while anyone not attending this weekend’s game can still make a donation through the week at the same building between 9.30am and 4.30pm.
Burton YMCA are looking for the following items:
- Tinned meat/tinned pie
- Tinned fish
- Tinned vegetables including potatoes
- Tinned fruit
- Pasta & pasta sauces
- Coffee/tea bags
- Milk (UHT)
- Tinned puddings
- Instant noodles/pasta
- Cooking rice
- Tinned tomatoes
- Shower gel
- Disposable razors