The Community Trust and Inverclyde Foodbank are teaming up again to host a Football Foodbank collection ahead of Morton FC’s last home match of the season on Saturday 2nd May at Cappielow Park against Peterhead FC.
In November last year we led a collection that raised a significant amount of food to support those in greatest need, and we hope supporters will again rally round for a good cause.
The collection will take place outside the main gates of Cappielow on Sinclair Street a week on Saturday from 1.15 – 3pm. The Greenock-based foodbank have provided the following shopping list to address their current needs:
-Milk (UHT or powdered)
-Fruit juice (long life carton)
-Tinned sponge pudding
-Tinned rice pudding
-Tea bags/Instant coffee
-Instant mash potato
-Biscuits or snack bars
-Tinned Baby Food
Everybody was overwhelmed by the response from Ton fans at the last collection. Stuart McMillan MSP contacted the SPFL commending all the work being done by the club & trust followed by submitting a motion at Scottish Parliament on 24th November 2014;
“Morton FC Supporting the Local Foodbank
That the Parliament commends the efforts of Greenock Morton Football Club in its support for Inverclyde Foodbank; notes that the football club held a food collection outside the stadium, Cappielow Park, on 22 November 2014 to provide food for the local foodbank; further notes that the first team players and management held their own collection, will also assist in the national collection at a Tesco supermarket and will provide first team players to assist with the packing of Christmas hampers; believes that the support shown by the football club sends a strong message that football clubs can fulfil a positive role in their local communities and support people who are less fortunate and vulnerable, and is encouraged by the efforts of other SPFL clubs that are assisting their local foodbanks.”
So please bring what you can from the above list to the game a week on Saturday and support a worthwhile cause in our local community.
More information about the Inverclyde Foodbank can be found on their website.