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Scunthorpe Foodbank collection a success

25 September 2018

Scunthorpe Foodbank were excited to take part in their first ever bucket collection at Glanford Park on Saturday, when the Iron hosted Shrewsbury Town.

The group, who even had special sashes made for the occasion, were extremely grateful to all who donated, raising a total of £393.90 in their bucket collection along with a large number of food donations.

The money collected will go towards the running costs of the Foodbank.

Project Manager Helen Armstrong said: "It is amazing to think that in that single collection we raised enough money to pay for our warehouse cost for one month. We want to thank the supporters for their kindness in supporting our work."

Supporters were also encouraged to bring along non-perishable food donations and leave them with their friends at the Iron Trust. These donations were taken to the warehouse immediately after the game and weighed in at 107.8kg.

Helen added: "It is so true that every can counts. Without the generosity of the people of our local area our Foodbank would not be sustainable. It was lovely to see young and old bringing their tins and packets for us to distribute to those most needy in our society.

"We are so grateful to the management of Scunthorpe United for giving us this opportunity and the incredibly warm welcome we received. We had a truly memorable afternoon which was made all the more perfect by the victory of the players on the pitch."

The Iron's Head of Marketing, Ticketing and Retail, Rob Noble, said: “On behalf of everyone at the club, a huge thank you goes out to all the fans who supported the collection on Saturday by either dropping off food with the Iron Trust or by donating financially with one of the volunteer bucket collectors.

“Following the first team players generous donation at Christmas last year, we’re pleased to be building a good relationship with the local foodbank, helping support the provision of vital supplies to those that need it most in the local community and we look forward to working together again in the future.”

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