Oldham Athletic Football Club are encouraging supporters and people of the town to help Oldham Foodbank who are currently experiencing one of the worst shortage of stock and funds in two years.
The club and Oldham Athletic Community Trust have worked together to help support the local Foodbank on a number of occasions and the donations from staff, players and fans have proved to be a big help in the past.
The Foodbank has seen a rise in the number of homeless people and people with complex needs visiting which has increased demand on their services.
They have seen an increase of more than 25% in the numbers of food vouchers fulfilled up to July of this year and say the donations they receive have not kept pace.
As a result they have issued an urgent appeal for people to donate both food and money to help those who are struggling.
For supporters wishing to donate food, they can drop it off at Boundary Park (main entrance on Furtherwood Road) where they club will collect supplies on behalf of the Foodbank.
Oldham Foodbank is especially appealing for donations of:
- Tinned fish
- Tinned tomatoes
- Tinned rice pudding
- Tinned fruit
- Dried pasta
- Rice and noodles
- Tinned or packet soups
- Tinned vegetables (but not tinned peas)
- UHT milk
- Halal versions of foods above
Together as a club and a community we can help to make the lives of those in need in Oldham better.