Guiseley Football Club are pleased to announce it will be holding its third annual food bank collection in aid of Otley Food Bank at our home game against Chester FC on Saturday, 3rd December 2016.
The club’s Community Foundation has organised these collections. With the help of players and supporters we have regularly managed to put together more than 20 boxes of food for the Food Bank, which have helped over 50 vulnerable households.
With Christmas on its way, we ask that if you have any food you can spare and wish to help out, please get involved with what is a truly worthy cause in the local area.
Collection points will be available adjacent to the programme sellers within the ground on Saturday.
In particular, the following foods and goods are required:
- Tinned fruit
- Tinned vegetables (particularly tinned potatoes)
- Long-life milk
- Fruit juice
- Breakfast cereals
- Toilet paper
- Toothbrushes & toothpaste
Otley Food Bank helps individuals, couples and families in the local region without enough money to buy food, often due to one or more of the following:
- Unexpected expenses on low income
- Reductions in Benefits or delays in their payment
- Self-employed and not getting paid for work
- Victim of violence / theft
- Family break-up
- Job loss
The Food Bank provides emergency parcels of three days’ food, normally up to three times in a crisis, with people gaining food through partner agencies such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, Otley Children’s Centre, Leeds City Council One Stop Centres, Otley Action for Older People, Social Workers, District Nurses, Health Visitors, Schools, GPs, Local Churches and other participating community agencies.