Over the years, NUFC Fans’ Foodbank volunteers have become part of the landscape on Strawberry Place before home games kick-off at St James Park. The NUFC Fans’ Foodbank have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of food poverty and have raised much needed food donations and funding from match-day collections.
Since the Covid-19 crisis and the cancellation of Premier League fixtures, NUFC Fans Foodbank have remained as active as ever. Their network of willing volunteers helped to source hand sanitiser, health and safety posters and other PPE equipment to help keep the Foodbank’s centre staff and volunteers safe.
Recently this inspirational group of NUFC fans linked with the Fans Supporting Foodbanks network to distribute PPE visors to care homes across the North East. The visors were provided by Merseyside PPE Hub to NUFC Fans Foodbank and Steve Hastie, said that; “after advice from NHS frontline staff we took the decision that the community would be best served if we placed the visors in local care homes” which became their priority.
NUFC fans and their wonderful supporters’ clubs continue with their fund-raising activities to provide donations to the Foodbank. Their creativity and links with supporters’ clubs from across the country, Europe, Australia, and the USA shows a genuine community spirit that bonds NUFC supporters from across the globe.
This support has been invaluable and helped Newcastle West End Foodbank to prepare for the unforeseen challenges COVID-19 has had on vulnerable sections of our community