12 Jan Bournemouth fans urged to bring foodbank donations to Arsenal game
Bournemouth have asked their supporters to support the town’s foodbank this weekend.
Volunteers will be stationed around the Vitality Stadium from 11.30am to receive donations ahead of Sunday’s Premier League clash with Arsenal.
All donated items will go to Bournemouth Foodbank, a project founded by local churches and community groups.
“It is absolutely fantastic to have AFC Bournemouth involved, helping to raise the profile of the foodbank,” said Ed Briggs, warehouse manager at Bournemouth Foodbank.
“From the main warehouse we distribute to six different sites around Bournemouth, normally at churches, and in the last financial year we fed almost 5,000 local people in crisis. We are expecting referrals to increasingly become more frequent.
“We are finding that people are realising that it is okay to come to a foodbank and ask for help. There is nothing wrong with it and nothing to be ashamed of.
“Supporting the foodbank can be done in such a simple way, by donating a few tins or whatever people can, and if fans are able to bring items along on Sunday it will make a huge difference.”