Nottingham Forest are delighted to confirm that the club have once again teamed up with local charity Hope Nottingham to provide a food bank collection ahead of this weekend's game against Bolton.
Following on from the fantastic response in March from Forest supporters in donating food items to the charity, The City Ground will again host the collection point to help tackle the increasing issue of families within the city of Nottingham living in poverty.
The club would like to thank everyone who donated previously to the collection for their magnificent support of the cause, with more than half-a-tonne of food items collection prior to our fixture with Swansea City.
Should a similar level of response be received, the charity will be able to support families across the city throughout the summer, a period when demand tends to increase for those who struggle with the day-to-day cost of living.
Located in the Family Red Zone on Sunday, the club and the charity are urging supporters to donate food, drinks and toiletries where they can. The collection will be available from 10am in the Brian Clough Stand car park. There will be no vehicle access, so supporters are advised to make their donations on foot.
Hope Nottingham works across the city, helping local communities to work together to bring hope and help to their neighbours to overcome poverty and disadvantage. With 15 local food banks across the city and 12,000 food parcels given out in 2018, the charity plays a pivotal role in aiding local people's needs.
In addition to providing food, their centres provide a friendly welcome and support to help people make positive progress in their lives. This includes signposting and advice to deal with all sorts of problems including debt, housing, benefits, mental health, loneliness and unemployment
See below for a list of preferred items:
• Milk (UHT or powdered)
• Sugar (500g)
• Fruit juice (carton)
• Pasta sauces
• Sponge pudding (tinned)
• Tinned spaghetti/macaroni
• Rice pudding (tinned)
• Tea bags
• Instant coffee
• Instant mash potato
• Tinned meat/fish/vegetables
• Tinned fruit
• Biscuits or snack bars
More information about Hope Nottingham can be found here.