Nottingham Forest have teamed up with Hope Nottingham once again to host a food bank collection ahead of the game with Derby County.
The Reds take on The Rams on Saturday 9th November and supporters are encouraged to donate items to help those in need in Nottingham, with particular focus on breakfast items for the city’s children.
Nigel Adams, Hope Nottingham director, said: “We are so grateful to so many Nottingham Forest fans who have brought donations to our three foodbank collections recently so far.
“As a result we’ve received over 1.5 tonnes of food from generous fans. The support from the club and the Supporters’ Trust has been tremendous and has helped raised our profile so much that donations to our food banks have increased generally at other times as well.
“Hope Nottingham operates 15 Trussell Trust food bank centres in neighbourhoods across Nottingham. In the last 12 months these distributed 13,000 food parcels across the city, with a third of this food going to children. We could not have done this without your support.
“Our foodbanks, however, don’t just give food but provide a very friendly welcome and guide people to overcome their difficulties. One of the ways we do this is help people into employment by providing skills training and assisting with job searches and applications. However, often the route into work begins with people coming in for a food parcel.
“A continuing area of need is for children to get a good breakfast each day, for their own wellbeing and so that they are able to join in well at school. For this reason, we particularly want to encourage donations that will help support children at breakfast time. There is a wonderful opportunity to help with this by bringing donations to the next home match which is of course against Derby.
“All donations of tinned and packeted food would be very welcome (we already have plenty of pasta and beans). The list below details donations that really help us support children at breakfast time. Thank you for your support!”
Supporters can donate items to the collection point based next to the Family Red Zone at the rear of the Brian Clough Stand from 10.30am onwards.
Hope Nottingham have suggested the following items as most in need:
- Breakfast cereal
- Breakfast biscuits
- Long-life milk
- Tinned fruit
- Toilet roll