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Scunthorpe Foodbank

18 September 2018

Bring your tins this Saturday for our Scunthorpe Foodbank collection.

Scunthorpe United are pleased to welcome volunteers supporting Scunthorpe Foodbank this Saturday, who will be our nominated charity for the fixture against Shrewsbury Town. 

Not only will the charity have volunteers rattling buckets for financial donations, but we are working in partnership with The Iron Trust, who will provide a base for supporters to bring along tinned food donations to help Scunthorpe Foodbank maintain supplies, along with support from fellow supporter groups, SULSESC, Irish Iron, Winterton Iron and the SUOSC.

Simply bring along your donations and drop them in pre-match at the Iron Trust stand located on the north east corner of the stadium on Saturday afternoon, with full details of what is urgently required detailed below.

So while you're shopping this week ahead of the game, please spare a thought for the Foodbank Collection this weekend at Glanford Park and buy a few extras tins to donate this Saturday. 

Helen Armstrong, Implementation and Resource Manager for Scunthorpe Baptist Church, commented: “We could not do this work without the support of local people. We always say it is the people of North Lincolnshire feeding the people of North Lincolnshire, with us in the middle enabling it to happen.

“We are extremely grateful to Scunthorpe United, along with the Iron Trust, for this opportunity and to the supporters who we have every confidence will give generously to our appeal.”

Supporters are encouraged to bring along only the items that are currently in short supply which include: 

  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned or packet custard
  • Rice pudding
  • Tinned vegetables, including potatoes and tomatoes
  • Tinned fish and meat
  • Small or medium jars of coffee
  • Rice or noodles
  • Tinned soup

At present, other items are in sufficient supply but you can keep up to date with the latest news from Scunthorpe Foodbank by visiting their website,, or follow on social media: Scunthorpe Foodbank on Facebook and @ScunthorpeFB on Twitter. 

If you are unable to bring along food on Saturday then there will be bucket collectors around the stadium to donate money to the cause. 

About Scunthorpe Foodbank

Scunthorpe Foodbank has been open for the last eight years and is run by Scunthorpe Baptist Church, with support from the local Church Army, St George's Church Crosby and Epworth Baptist Church.

Split across four different distribution centres, the Scunthorpe Foodbank feeds around 3,000 adults and children with food parcels that last for three days and are nutritionally balanced. This totals around ½ tonne of food every week.

The Foodbank exists to feed people in crisis, at the point of their crisis and since the roll out of universal credit in our area they have seen these numbers start to rise. In addition to their routine food parcel service, they provide Christmas meals for 80 families in conjunction with Children's Services.

The organisation is run almost entirely by volunteers, working with over 50 referring agents, to enable them to ensure that help reaches those who are in most need.

Monies given are used to finance the warehouse (rent, utilities etc) and other running costs, as well as enabling them to buy food when particular lines of stock are in short supply.

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