Preston Grasshoppers to operate ‘pop up’ foodbank donation point for Salvation Army this Sunday

Posted on - 22nd January, 2021 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, Proud Preston, What's On in Preston
Inside the Salvation Army foodbank

Following an extremely successful Christmas campaign in support of the Salvation Army, the mini juniors section at Preston Grasshoppers is appealing to Prestonians to donate food and vital supplies.


Hoppers will be operating a drop-in centre at the club’s rear car park on Sunday, 24 January.

It will be open between 10am and 2pm.

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Mini Junior Chairman Hugh Duckworth said: “On behalf of the mini-juniors, we’re sending out an urgent appeal for help.

“We’d like people to come down and donate food, toiletries and cleaning products for the Salvation Army’s Food Bank.

“The Mini Juniors section ran a previous campaign in December, and we saw a tremendous response, and we’d hope to see that happen again.

“If people can make it down, we’d ask them to follow COVID guidelines. Wear a face mark, stay two metres apart and use hand sanitisers provided.”

The following donations are welcomed:

  • Tinned vegetables – e.g potatoes, baked beans and sweet corn
  • Tinned fruit
  • Packets of dried pasta – plus pasta sauces
  • Tinned meats – e.g ham, tuna
  • Long life milk
  • Part baked bread
  • Breakfast cereals
  • Kitchen roll
  • Washing powder/capsules
  • Hand sanitising gel

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People are reminded to wear a face mask, stay socially distanced and use hand sanitisers provided.

Alternatively, cash donations can be made here.

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