Middlesbrough Supporters Forum is holding a close season Food Bank collection this Saturday 18th June 2022 to support the organisation as the cost-of-living crisis bites.

With the support of Middlesbrough Football Club, the Forum arranged a donation point in the car park next to the Club Shop to support the invaluable work the foodbank does in the town. The van and volunteers will be in place between 11am and 2pm.

Middlesbrough Foodbank is part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by the Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

It provides three days’ of nutritionally balanced emergency food to local people who are referred in crisis.

Mark Motley, chair of MSF said: “The rising cost of living including food bills, energy and fuel is really affecting many families very badly.

“Our matchday collections are always well supported and we really hope that people will pop down on Saturday to bring a tin, a pound, anything they can afford, to help those who are struggling to feed themselves and their families.

“Never has this help been more urgently needed, hence our close season collection.”

Urgently needed items required include:

Long Life Juice
UHT Milk
Tinned Custard
Tinned Fruit

Cash donations are also welcomed to enable items to be purchased.

Full details of other items required can be found here -https://middlesbrough.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/

Media are asked to publicise in advance and are welcome to visit the donation point for photo/interview opportunities on the day of the collection