Make a difference: Food bank collections this Saturday

The Stadium of Light will be hosting three food bank collection points when Sunderland AFC host Blackpool this Saturday.

Ahead of the festive period, the club are once again working alongside Sunderland & Durham food bank, Red & White Army and Foundation of Light to support those in need within our community.

Over two tonnes of food were donated by SAFC supporters during the 2018-19 season, with further collections already taking place throughout the current campaign.

Players, staff and fans have continued to play their part, with Grant Leadbitter and Lynden Gooch visiting the Sunderland foodbank Coronation Street food store in September.

On Saturday, the Lads return to Wearside and there will be three collection points at the following locations for supporters to donate food parcels and other important household items.

  • Beacon of Light Fan Zone
  • Car park opposite ALS
  • Box Office

Working with nutritionists, food banks provide a minimum of three-days’ worth of nutritionally balanced, non-perishable tinned and dried foods that have been donated by people in the local community.

Donations of non-perishable food items and cash are also welcome, with the foodbank emphasising the need for the following items:

  • Cereal
  • Soup
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Tinned tomatoes/ pasta sauce
  • Lentils, beans and pulses
  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tea/coffee
  • Tinned fruit
  • Biscuits
  • UHT milk
  • Fruit juice
  • Household items – laundry liquid detergent, laundry powder, washing up liquid

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