The Community Sports Trust were delighted to run a food bank collection ahead of the first team’s fixture against Southend United on Sunday 1st January.
We received a very generous number of donations which were taken in by Community staff, Andrea Ellis and George Orchard across the day up until kickoff.
All donations were taken to Bromley Borough Foodbank, which is seeded by The Trussell Trust, by the Community Trust team after the New Year break, and it was clear to see just how needed the food bank is at this difficult time of year.
According to Bromley Borough Foodbank 1 IN 5 of the UK population live below the poverty line and in 2019 they provided 6000 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis
In 2021/22, The Trussell Trust’s Foodbank Network provided 2,173,158 three-day emergency food supplies and support to people in crisis across the country . Of these, 832,109 went to children.
Head of Community, Matt Hall, said: “It’s testament to supporters of the Club that we had so many donations, and we’d like to extend our thanks to all of them for doing so. Their kindness is most appreciated, and it was brilliant to see such a range of items donated throughout the day. The reality is that this time of year will be tough for many families, and with a cost of living crisis also happening, it’s important we use the power of football to try and offer some support.”
We would like to thank all the Bromley supporters who very generously donated to our Foodbank Collection, your support is greatly appreciated and will do so much to help those in need within our local community.