Less than two weeks remain until Cliftonville Football Club will host a Foodbank Collection in conjunction with North Belfast Advice Partnership.
Taking place ahead of our Danske Bank Premiership fixture with Glenavon on Saturday, December 8, supporters 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 at Solitude.
The Club takes great pride in the support our fanbase showed for the Foodbank Collection that was held by Linfield yesterday, the organisers of which were delighted with the contributions received at the away turnstiles.
We look forward to similarly enthusiastic backing at our own event next month, after which goods will 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 2019 with the support of Cliftonville FC.
Since the Foodbank’s establishment in 2014, NBAP have assisted over 600 families with crisis intervention food parcels and a further 300+ families with Christmas Hampers, distributing in excess of 8000 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.
This year, NBAP are pooling resources with Antrim Road Baptist Church, OASIS Shankill Road, Haven Homeless Support and St Pat’s Soup Kitchen to ensure more families than ever before can be reached and Cliftonville FC are pleased to once again lend our backing to this very worthy cause.
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, with further information available by clicking here.
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)