Supporters are reminded that Cliftonville Football Club will host a Foodbank Collection ahead of next Saturday’s Danske Bank Premiership fixture with Glentoran at Solitude.
Reds fans are invited to bring foods – with particular recommendations for easy-to-carry items such as Smash dried potatoes, Fray Bentos pies, corned meat and tinned ham – which will be gathered at a specially designated area near the turnstiles.
These goods will then be donated to North Belfast Advice Partnership for further distribution to those in need in our local area, with the organisation appreciative of the opportunity to make up Christmas Hampers and prepare for 2020 with the support of Cliftonville FC.
The Club asks that, where possible, any supporters conducting their own food shopping this week pick up an extra item or two for inclusion in Saturday’s collection.
Since the Foodbank’s establishment in 2014, NBAP have assisted over 1000 families with crisis intervention food parcels and a further 800+ families with Christmas Hampers, distributing in excess of 10,000 meals to households in North Belfast. This ensures struggling families are able to have three well-balanced, nutritional meals per day while many of them are experiencing emotional, health or financial problems.
In addition to the forthcoming collection, we would urge our fans to make their own regular donations – no matter how big or small – to ensure that those around us who need our help can benefit from it.
Items to donate
Rice/ Pasta/ Noodles
Jars of Cook-In Sauces
Tea/ Coffee/ Sugar
Tins of Peas/ Carrots/ Beans
Tin Fruit/ Custard/ Jelly
Tins of Meat/ Fish
Long Life Milk
£5 Vouchers for Asda/ Tesco (for milk, bread etc)