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Foodbank Collection at Saturday's Game!

12 April 2019

Supporters are invited to donate food items to aid the Club's Charity Partner, North Bristol Foodbank at Saturday's game.

Last year 4149 three day emergency food supplies were provided to local people in crisis by North Bristol Foodbank. We have seen a continued rise in Foodbank use in previous years and current figures show we will see a rise in Foodbank use this year.

Matt Dobson, Foodbank Manager of North Bristol Foodbank said: "We don't want to be here forever. No one in North Bristol should need a foodbank's help and we want to see an end to local people needing emergency food at all.

"It doesn't have to be this way - with a benefits system that catches people before they fall into crisis, and secure work that provides people with enough money to cover the cost of essentials, this is possible.

"But until that time, we'll continue to provide vital support when it matters most - we're dedicated to ensuring that people in our community with no money for food are able to access emergency support, and that has only been possible in the last year because of the incredible generosity shown by local people in donating food, time and funds. Thank you."

"We are incredibly privileged to be one of Bristol Rover FC's charity partners. We are excited to be able to collect food at the Rovers vs Bradford game. Last year we had a collection on matchday and collected almost a tonne of food and hope to do similar this time around.

"Thank you so much for your support, without you, we couldn't help local people get through real times of crisis."

The collection point for donations will be in the Fan Zone, which is situated by the Memorial Gates - with the most needed items listed below...

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