Wrexham fans collected almost 350 kilograms of food items for the Wrexham Foodbank at this week’s FA Cup match at the Racecourse.
The Wrexham Foodbank launched in September of last year, and currently supports on average 180 individuals/families each month with food parcels. Since the foodbank lauched,almost 5000 local people have received help, with around 32,000kg of food being distributed.
This Christmas the foodbank are supplying 230 families with a Christmas hamper to help them during this expensive season.
Ahead of kick off there were collection points around the ground which were manned by volunteers from the Supporters Trust. Wrexham’s opponents, Oxford United, also brought items following a campaign on social media.
Terry Scott from the Trust said afterwards: “It’s been a great response from Wrexham fans. It is the first time we have done this, and it is pleasing to see so many people coming out on a cold night to help others in this way. We are a community club, and supporting the local community is important to us as a club.
“We are delighted that our visitors helped out as well – although naturally we’re disappointed we didn’t win on the pitch too.”
The foodbank is supported by local churches, the Salvation Army and the Trussel Trust.
After the donations were handed over, Ian McCredie from the Salvation Army said: “Wrexham Foodbank would like to say a heartfelt thank you to all who supported the collection before the FA Cup match on Monday evening. A total of 345.6Kg of food was donated along with £25.00 in cash donations. Whether the fans brought one can or a bag full of cans, every bit helped to make this a superb collection.
“All of this work would not be possible without the support of the public and the donations received.”
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