Newton Aycliffe Junior FC would like to say a big thank you to all the parents, volunteers and supporters who kindly contributed to their Christmas food bank collection in December.
Donations were beyond anything they could have anticipated and the organisers at the club were amazed and very appreciative of how much food and essential supplies they managed to collect within the space of just one week.
All donations were gratefully accepted by the Trussell Food Bank Trust the week before Christmas.
The Trussell Trust support a nationwide network of food banks, provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty and also campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.
In the UK, more than 14 million people are living in poverty – including 4.5 million children.
The Trussell Trust support more than 1,200 food bank centres in the UK to provide a minimum of three days’ nutritionally-balanced emergency food to people who have been referred in crisis, as well as support to help people resolve the crises they face.
The most local food bank connected with the Trussell Trust operates from St Clares Church in Newton Aycliffe.
NAJFC plan to make their food bank collection a regular event within the club thanks to the support it received.