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24 August 2018



24 August 2018

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Successful ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ initiative continues throughout the 2018/19 season

- Look out for ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ bins around the John Smith’s Stadium
- Town Foundation and HTSA team up for the successful initiative
- Supporters asked to donate long shelf life food

The Town Foundation and the HTSA urges supporters to continue to back the ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ campaign at Town's Premier League home games.

The success of the initiative continued into the Club’s opening game of the 2018/19 season against Chelsea, as supporters once again made a positive impact to others in the community.

Supporters’ generosity has been evident, and they are now invited to bring donations of long shelf life food to the match and deposit them in one of the branded bins located around the John Smith’s Stadium.

The Batley Foodbank will welcome any donation, but currently has shortages in:

- Tinned fish
- Tinned meat meals (e.g. Chicken Curry, Chilli, Meatballs)
- Tinned vegetables
- Coffee
- Hot Chocolate
- Meat paste
- Fish paste
- Cereals

For 3pm kick-offs, the branded bins will be in situ from 1.30pm up until kick-off and supporters are asked to bring along any long shelf life food they wish to donate - unfortunately we cannot accept fresh foods.

There are six Foodbanks located around the John Smith’s Stadium for weekend games:

- Three at the South End of the Revell Ward Stand
- Two near the Gym Entrance by the Fantastic Media turnstiles
- One by the South Stand home turnstiles.

All the donations from the game will then be given to foodbanks for distribution in the local community for those who need the support.

Over 2,000 donations were made by Huddersfield Town supporters last season backed by HTSA’s ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ campaign last season.

The Town Foundation’s Head of Operations and Events, Julie Sheffield commented:

“I have been absolutely blown away by the continued support of the Huddersfield Town fans.

“I can’t tell everyone enough, how much of an impact the donations are making to the community.

“This week all the donations will be sent to Batley Foodbanks, who are in dire need of our support! We are more than happy to help them make a real difference.

“We are really happy to work with the HTSA on this and I’d encourage all supporters to back the initiative and make their donations at the game on Saturday.”

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