Walfrid’s Wish – Craig Gordon visits Glasgow NE Foodbank

IT’S a sobering thought to think that anyone of us could be one payslip away from our life being turned into utter chaos.

That’s why Celtic FC Foundation continues to support Glasgow North East Foodbank, a service based at Calton Parkhead Parish Church, which provides critical help to those in need and encompasses the very ethos of why our club was formed.  

In this video, goalkeeper Craig Gordon visits Glasgow NE Foodbank to learn about their partnership with Celtic FC Foundation and see how donations can help. 

The foodbank is open to all facing the crisis of being unable to feed themselves or their families.  Recognising a common cause for good, in 2013 Celtic FC Foundation invested in funding the position of a full-time co-ordinator, which allowed the service to expand and realise its founding vision of being more than a foodbank.

As a result, the service can now not only supply emergency food parcels to those in crisis, but also offers a much-needed cup of tea and a friendly face to talk to in times of turmoil. The foodbank is proud to provide a range of welfare services for the community, including a café and vital advice and support service. 

Via the combination of funding from the Foundation, and the outstanding collections of food each year by our supporters, over 83,000 meals have been provided to date.

In December 2016, the Foundation was delighted to announce a further two-year partnership with Glasgow NE Foodbank.

Celtic FC Foundation is delighted to continue to invest into the roots of our community and we are very grateful to those who support us financially to allow us to achieve this. By joining Walfrid’s Wish, you can help ensure that more people in more places can benefit from our work in local communities.

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