Following on from last year’s appeal where we saw the supporters and the club donate a magnificent ten crates of food to the Spennymoor foodbank, we are running the campaign again this Christmas.
The collection date will be on Saturday 2nd December when we face AFC Telford in the National League North.
Club officials will take donations on the gate on the day, and we would ask everyone to check their cupboards for donations to help raise even more this year in the club’s rallying call in support of the local charity.
We are appealing for festive items such as Christmas puddings, chocolates, biscuits and selection boxes for children, along with staples such as tea, coffee, sugar, rice, cereals, pasta, sauces, tinned food, bottles of pop and fruit juice that can be distributed before the holiday season.
The foodbank is located at St Paul’s Church and Trinity Methodist Church.
More than 16,100 emergency food bundles were distributed in County Durham last year, while 20% of the population of the UK lives beneath the poverty line.
Mike Rowcroft, Head of Supporter and Community Engagement, said: “We were overwhelmed with the response last season and we are determined to make an even bigger contribution this year.
“This appeal outlines the clubs desire to be the heart and soul of the community and anything that we can do to help local families who need a lift at this time of the year then we are only happy to do so.
“The fans came together to help the Foodbank with a fantastic response last season and with the increase in the fan base this season we are hoping to do even more to help.”