News | Spartans announce Food Bank Collection date

Blyth Spartans are delighted to announce a food bank collection at the club’s home game against Curzon Ashton on the 17th November.

Volunteer Iain Turton has organised the collection to support the Blyth Foodbank.

We ask if people can donate basic food in tins or packets that will keep for several weeks or months before reaching its Best Before date or Use By date.

This is because we have volunteers who come in and pack boxes 1-2 weeks in advance and we then pass most of these boxes out to distribution centres where they are handed out during the next week. We do have freezers but these are limited to storing bread which is frozen while fresh and distributed over the next week or two. We also cannot take food that needs refrigeration as most collections cannot guarantee that donations have been kept below 5 degrees centigrade before and after donation.t.

The kind of foods we are looking for are:

Tins of meat, fish, vegetables (peas, carrots, sweetcorn, tomatoes, potatoes, lentils, etc.), fruit, spaghetti/spaghetti hoops, Irish stew, spaghetti bolognaise, macaroni  cheese, pudding rice/custard etc.

Packets of cereal, dried pasta (500g-1Kg), dried rice (500g-1Kg), 2 portion packs of dried rice or pasta with flavouring or sauce, biscuits, tea bags, mash, etc.

Cartons of  tomato passata,  long-life milk (1 litre semi-skimmed or whole milk only please), microwave rice.

Jars of jam, pasta or rice sauces, sandwich pastes, etc. No large coffee jars please as we don’t split this down.

If you can, please support this fantastic initiative and support the people of our Town.

Posted by Stuart Dick