'Fans for Foodbanks’ initiative extended for upcoming home match
- Town Foundation teams up with HTSA for ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ extension
- Seven foodbanks in place at Town’s final Premier League home game
- One foodbank will also be at the PPG Canalside Fanzone
Following the success of the ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ initiative, the Huddersfield Town Foundation and the Huddersfield Town Supporters Association (HTSA) have decided to run the fan-led campaign at Huddersfield Town’s final Premier League home game of the 2017/18 season against Arsenal.
The ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ scheme was backed by a number of supporters at Huddersfield Town’s Premier League games against Watford and Everton at the John Smith’s Stadium, building on the HTSA’s successful foodbank initiative, which it has run from its cabin at the top of Stadium Way this season.
Eight wheelie bins featuring Town Foundation and HTSA branding were placed around the Stadium and PPG Canalside for the match against the Watford and Everton to collect food donations for the Welcome Centre - five of those were filled.
After the generosity of Town fans and the impact the ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ initiative has had, it will also run for the next home match against Arsenal.
The foodbanks will be located as in the following places:
- Three at the south end of the Revell Ward Stand
- Three near the gym entrance near the Fantastic Media Stand turnstiles
- HTSA cabin near the access barrier in the St. Andrew’s Road car park
- One at the PPG Canalside Fanzone
To be successful, the Foundation now needs your support! Fans are asked to bring items of food to the game to drop off in the foodbanks located around the John Smith’s Stadium and PPG Canalside. We will welcome any donations that have a long shelf life, unfortunately we cannot accept fresh foods.
To be successful, the Foundation now needs your support! Fans are asked to bring items of food to the game to drop off in new foodbanks located around the John Smith’s Stadium and PPG Canalside on Sunday 13 May 2018. The Welcome Centre will welcome any donation, but currently has shortages in:
- Tinned fish
- Tinned meat meals (e.g. Chicken Curry, Chilli, Meatballs)
- Meat paste
- Fish paste
The Foundation – the official, registered charity of Huddersfield Town – has extended its support of the Fans for Foodbanks following the success of the ‘Big Sleep Out’ and food vouchers on sale in the Club’s retail outlets, which raised well over £55,000 to help with local homeless causes.
The Town Foundation’s Julie Sheffield commented:
“I am delighted that the ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ initiative was backed by a number of different supporters.
“The generosity of our supporters just continues to surprise me, everyone wants to help make a difference in the local community and this is what makes Huddersfield Town so special.
“The work the HTSA has done with the ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ initiative is fantastic, and I’m delighted that together we’ve been able to make it an even bigger success.
“We will carry on the initiative for next home game, so please continue to back us and look out for the special Town Foundation/HTSA wheelie bins around the John Smith’s Stadium.
“If it carry’s onto be a success then we will certainly look at continuing the initiative next season.”