Foodbank collection at Celtic v Kilmarnock game

ON Wednesday, May 9, pre-match at the home game against Kilmarnock, a joint initiative between Celtic FC Foundation and partner Glasgow NE Foodbank will once more address issues of poverty and hunger in our society by collecting items and distributing to those in need.

As part of this specific collection, as well as Glasgow NE Foodbank, the Foundation are also teaming up with:

– Glasgow NW Foodbank
– Glasgow SW Foodbank
– Glasgow SE Foodbank
– West Dumbartonshire Community Foodshare
– Lodging House Mission

We would like to invite all supporters who are attending the match against Kilmarnock to bring along a donation if they can. Even one item from the list can make a huge difference to someone’s life.

The most urgent items, which they have a desperate need for at this time are:

UHT juice, UHT milk, Sugar, Coffee, Tinned tomatoes, Tinned fish, Tinned fruit, Tinned rice/custard, Packets of smash, Something for a cuppa! – choccie biscuits/chocolate etc

There will be three drop-off stations: The Clover on Celtic Way (main collection) and the West and East drop off areas along Janefield Street.

Please note that this is not a cash collection.

Celtic FC Foundation Chief Executive, Tony Hamilton said: “With more than one in four children in Scotland living in poverty, the need for the provision which foodbanks, and charities such as Lodging House Mission make available, is still an essential commodity on a daily basis.

“Our partnership with the Glasgow NE Foodbank, based at Calton Parkhead Parish Church, remains a vital priority for us and those within the community surrounding Celtic Park. We have had a phenomenal response from Celtic fans with previously organised collections, and I’m confident that the pre-match collection on May 9 will be no different”.

Tara Maguire, Glasgow NE Foodbank co-ordinator, said: “Once again we are calling on the tremendous fans of Celtic Football Club to support six services assisting those across Glasgow and the West.

“Our numbers continue to grow, and from April 2017 to April 2018, with the support of these regular collections at Celtic Park, we have assisted 4,186 men, women and children with emergency food provision – 2,988 adults and 1,198 children. 

“Please help us so we can continue to support those in crisis in the coming months. A list of items is included, but we are over the moon with any donation at all. One tin makes up a parcel for someone who is experiencing food poverty.”

“A football club will be formed for the maintenance of dinner tables for the children and the unemployed.” 
Brother Walfrid, November 1887