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26 September 2018

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Highly successful ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ initiative continues at the Spurs match

- ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ donation bins will be placed around the John Smith’s Stadium and PPG Canalside
- Town Foundation and HTSA team up for successful season-long initiative
- Supporters can donate long shelf life food

The ‘Fans for Foodbanks’ initiative has had a widespread effect on the community and the Town Foundation, in partnership with HTSA, has urged fans to continue their support at the weekend’s Premier League fixture against Tottenham Hotspur.

Launched at the end of the 2017/18 campaign, the initiative has continued into this season, and fans resumed their incredible support from the first game against Chelsea.

Supporters have been very generous over previous weeks, and they are again invited to help the community via donations of long shelf life food at this weekend’s match. To donate, fans are asked to place the provisions in the branded bins located around the John Smith’s Stadium and PPG Canalside.

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

- Tinned fish
- Tinned meat meals (eg. Chicken curry, Chilli, Meatballs)
- Tinned vegetables
- Coffee
- Hot chocolate
- Meat paste
- Fish paste
- Cereals

The branded bins will be placed around the Stadium from 1pm up until kick-off and fans 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 this weekend’s game:

- 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

There’s also foodbanks located at PPG Canalside and Thornhill Dental.

All the donations from this week’s game will be given to foodbanks, to be given out around the local community to those in need.

More than 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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