Walsall donate to local foodbanks as they encourage fans to do the same

Walsall FC are donating to foodbanks across the borough and have encouraged fans to get involved to help those in need this Christmas.

Banks's Stadium
Banks's Stadium

The club will be making 'a number of donations of food' to local foodbanks on Friday December 18 and have called on supporters to help by providing dry goods or toiletries – including tinned food, pasta, rice and children's toothbrushes.

Alongside the club's contribution, their partners Pom's Kitchen and Deli will also be donating.

Fans can drop off donations to reception at the Banks's Stadium on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays up until Thursday December 17.

The goods will then be distributed to the foodbanks the following day.

Saddlers chairman Leigh Pomlett said: “We hope that we can donate as much food as possible.

“It’s been a very challenging year and we all know how tough the winter months can be for so many families.

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“As well as our own contribution, I encourage as many of our wonderful supporters to help out in any way that they can.

“Your support for our club has been phenomenal over the course of the pandemic and this is our way of giving something back to those in a less fortunate position.”

Walsall North Foodbank will be one of the beneficiaries of the initiative and project manager Steve Grimsley is grateful for the support from the club and its fans.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to Walsall Football Club for considering us,” he said.

“Particularly during these difficult times because we have seen a 40 per cent increase in numbers coming to foodbanks.

"The pressure has been greater than it ever has been in the history of our foodbank so Walsall Football Club can be proud that they are supporting people in real need at a time that is really difficult for many families.

“Any donation we receive, we are very grateful for. It’s always wonderful to see and they do make a real difference to people in poverty. We are one of the few foodbanks that offer not just food but we offer sanitary and hygiene products as well.”

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