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Festive Food Bank Donations at Shrewsbury Town

30 November 2022

Shrewsbury Town has teamed up with a local food bank to help people in need this Christmas.

Each year, the Barnabas Community Project runs a campaign to provide Christmas dinners and gifts for households in Shrewsbury and the surrounding area. 

But their task is becoming increasingly difficult due to the cost of living crisis, with less people now making donations. 

In a bid to help, we are asking our fans who can afford it to donate food and other essential items when they head to Montgomery Waters Meadow for the upcoming games against Lincoln and Bolton. 

A container has been placed in the main reception at the stadium where items can be donated. They will then be delivered to Barnabas Community Project for them to distribute. 

Alongside food items ideal for a Christmas dinner, the food bank is also low on other essential products. 

They include: washing powder, male toiletries, tinned main meals, rice, shampoo, anti-bacterial spray, washing up liquid, UHT milk and toilet paper. 

Jayne Bebb, club secretary at Shrewsbury Town, said: “We understand that everyone is looking at their finances at the minute with the cost-of-living crisis. 

“But there are people out there who are really struggling this Christmas so, as a club, we want to do what we can to try and help. 

“Shrewsbury Town fans are always incredibly generous. So if you are able to buy a couple of extra items with your food shop and donate them, it will make a massive difference to local families this Christmas. 

“There are lots of essential items the food bank needs. But it would also be nice to get things like selection boxes and other Christmas treats donated for children to enjoy. 

“You never really know who you are helping. It could be your neighbour, someone on your street.  

“But the Barnabas Community Project will make sure every item donated goes to someone in the Shrewsbury area who needs it this Christmas.” 

For more information on Barnabas Community Projects click HERE.

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