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Latics' Players Support Oldham Foodbank

28 November 2014

Oldham Athletic players Jordan Bove, David Mellor, Danny Philliskirk and Jack Truelove popped along to Tesco’s Westwood store to promote and help raise awareness for the Oldham Foodbank initiative.

Foodbank offer’s support to less fortunate families and individuals in the Oldham area all-year-round but more than ever now that winter has set in.

Many families in the Oldham Borough now depend on the generosity of others through Oldham Foodbank and the Latics players (pictured) spent two hours taking in contributions from generous Oldham townsfolk. 

Andrew Barr, Manager of Oldham Foodbank, said: "The Foodbank is 100% volunteer run and have no paid staff. Volunteers are so necessary and we welcome the invaluable help and support of the Oldham Athletic Team and their fans working to ensure the most vulnerable in our community are fed. 

"At present we get around 100 people referred to us each week by frontline agencies across Oldham. Foodbank gives out a staggering 300kg of food each month to Oldham people which is almost all donated by the generous people of Oldham."

The Athletic players were outstanding and did not realise the severity of how certain Oldham residents have to live. The players were overwhelmed by the generosity of the shoppers at Tesco and stayed much longer than originally arranged to engage with shoppers and supporters alike.

For more information or to donate contact Andrew Barr by telephoning 0161 622 1061 or contact your local supermarket who will be delighted to help.

You can also drop items into the club at the ticket office from 9-5 throughout the week and or into Laticzone or the tuckshops on a matchday.

Thank you for your support.

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