Swansea City and partners to host food bank drive at Middlesbrough fixture

7th March
Swansea City, Westacres and The Wave will be hosting a food bank collection at the upcoming home match against Middlesbrough on March 11.

Swansea City will host a food bank collection - in conjunction with the Swansea City AFC Foundation, Westacres and The Wave - at our fixture against Middlesbrough on Saturday (March 11).

All donations will be taken to Swansea Foodbank and will provide emergency food and support for local people in crisis.

Supporters will be able donate food between 12.30pm and the 3pm kick-off at the designated drop-off point, which will be located out outside the Westacres South Stand at the Stadium (near the club shop and ticket office).

Swansea Foodbank relies on the goodwill and support of the community in order to help local people during these challenging times.

A full list of desirable items, which has been provided by the foodbank, is listed below:  

  • Tinned fish
  • Tinned meat
  • Soup
  • Baked beans
  • Biscuits
  • Rice pudding
  • Custard
  • Tinned fruit
  • Long life fruit juice or squash
  • Instant coffee
  • Tea bags
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Microwave flavoured rice
  • UHT or powdered milk
  • Cereal

Please note that items must be unopened and in date.

Swansea City chief executive Julian Winter, said: “The cost of living of crisis has gripped the UK and we are in a situation where many people within our community require help and support.

“This club always wants to help local supporters and those in need, especially during these tough economic times, and we are delighted to be able to team up with Westacres, the Swansea City AFC Foundation and The Wave for such an important campaign.

“We urge the community to give whatever they can to support those who need it most. Swansea Foodbank play such a critical role in our community that we will support them in every way possible.”

Debbie Sharpe, administrator for Swansea Foodbank, added: "We were completely overwhelmed by the wonderful support we received during the last collection.

“The donations we received before Christmas helped us feed 906 adults and 524 children just during December.

"Many individuals and families were able to have a better Christmas having that extra help with a few special treats thrown in. January has been an exceptionally busy month for all our foodbanks and all the generous donations we had before Christmas have gone.

We would appreciate any donation no matter how big or small, everything makes a difference to someone."

We would like to thank the Jack Army for their support of this appeal, which will aid so many of those in need.