Published January 10, 2023
FOUNDATION PARTNERS WITH FANS SUPPORTING FOODBANKS
Supporters are encouraged to donate food items in the Club’s FanZone for Families in Need (FIND) ahead of this weekend’s Plymouth fixture
Ipswich Town and the Foundation have joined forces with Fans Supporting Foodbanks to help people in the local community who are experiencing poverty.
Fans Supporting Foodbanks is based on the idea that football fans can come together, even if they back different teams, to support the community against poverty.
Ipswich Town Fans Supporting Foodbanks is an arm of the original Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative that launched in 2015 when Liverpool and Everton followers came together to show solidarity with those experiencing poverty.
The group is fans-led and independent of the Club, however, is working in partnership with the Foundation who will help to facilitate the group on matchdays.
Supporters are encouraged to donate food items in the Club’s FanZone for local charity partner Families in Need (FIND) ahead of this weekend’s home fixture against Plymouth Argyle.
Examples of donations fans can make are:
- Milk (UHT or dried)
- Tinned tomatoes
- Tinned meat/fish
- Instant mashed potatoes
- Tinned fruit/vegetables
- Cereals (Weetabix, Small Kellogg’s variety pack)
- Long grain rice
- Ready meals
Please note that Ipswich Town Fans Supporting Foodbanks will not be able to accept cash donations.
“We are excited to launch a Fans Supporting Foodbanks group in Ipswich at the Plymouth game on 14 January,” said Ipswich Town Fans Supporting Foodbanks’ organiser Charlie Nixon.
“Football clubs are the heart of a community. We are hoping to galvanise the wonderful fanbase of Ipswich Town around a further force for good.
“We are extremely pleased that the Ipswich Town Foundation is supportive of the group and we look forward to working in partnership with them at upcoming matchdays, starting this Saturday.
“We will look to organise collections on a monthly basis to begin with, with the aim to host them more regularly, both at home and away games, as the group grows.”
More than 40 teams in the English football pyramid are represented by Fans Supporting Foodbanks groups and the collective has the aim of having a fans group in every club in the UK.
Nationally, Fans Supporting Foodbanks has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of donations for local causes.
The campaign is run under the premise of ‘Hunger Doesn’t Wear Club Colours – it doesn’t have a race or a religion, it doesn’t have a creed, it doesn’t have a gender’.
Supporters will be able to find out more information about Ipswich Town Fans Supporting Foodbanks by meeting their representatives in the FanZone on Saturday.
Alternatively, contact ITFC.FSF@gmail.com for more information or to get involved.