Club on­side for food ap­peal

Accrington Observer - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

AC­CRING­TON Stan­ley will host a food bank col­lec­tion in aid of Maundy Re­lief.

Fans, fam­i­lies and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity are be­ing urged to bring along food items for do­na­tion at the Reds next home game against Portsmouth to­mor­row (Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27).

The items will be col­lected at the ground from 12.30pm to 3pm and then trans­ported to Maundy Re­lief’s drop-in cen­tre on Char­ter Street in Ac­cring­ton.

Ac­tress Julie Hes­mond­halgh, a Maundy Re­lief pa­tron, said she is ‘over the moon’ that Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley are help­ing to col­lect ‘much needed sup­plies’ for the char­ity.

She said: “At the mo­ment we’re giv­ing out five or so parcels a day to peo­ple who can’t af­ford the ba­sics; and the need to keep our cup­boards well stocked has never been greater.

“This will help the Maundy staff and vol­un­teers enor­mously as they strug­gle to meet the in­creas­ing need for food bank do­na­tions in the area. Thank you.”

Sug­gested items for do­na­tion in­clude tinned fish and meat, tinned veg and beans, cook­ing oils, dried pasta and herbs, in­stant mash, ce­real and pow­dered milk.

Ac­cring­ton Stan­ley Foot­ball Club are host­ing a food bank col­lec­tion to sup­port Maundy Re­lief

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