Published February 16, 2023
FOODBANK COLLECTION THIS SATURDAY
Ipswich Town Fans Supporting Foodbanks will be hosting their second foodbank of the season when Town host Forest Green Rovers on Saturday afternoon.
The Blues’ arm of the fan-led initative was launched last month, with their inaugural foodbank being a great success.
Ahead of the Plymouth Argyle game in January, Ipswich Town Fans Supporting Foodbanks (ITFSF) collected 20 full crates of food and cash donations of £750, which has since been delivered to the Club’s charity partner, FIND (Families in Need).
Representatives from ITFSF will be collecting food and cash donations again this weekend across two different locations.
Home supporters will be able to find them in the FanZone while both sets of fans will be able to donate near to the Sir Bobby Robson statue on Portman Road, behind the Cobbold Stand.
Lists of in demand items and other ‘general asks’ can be found below:
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.
Nationally, Fans Supporting Foodbanks has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of donations for local causes.
Spokesperson and organiser of the Ipswich Town group, Charlie Nixon, said: “We cannot overstate just how grateful we are for the generosity of Town fans last time out against Plymouth.
“We all know Ipswich is a family club, and the sheer amount of support and kindness is indicative of the fanbase pulling in the same direction. We hope that this continues on Saturday, and we appreciate the Club’s support in making this possible once again. I’d also like to thank all those who volunteered with us last time out.”
Anyone interested in getting involved in ITFSF can contact them directly by emailing ITFC.FSF@gmail.com.