Almost 300kg of items was collected by Reds in the Community on Friday evening, along with over £1,600 raised online.
From tinned foods, biscuits, pasta and rice, thousands of items were donated to Barnsley Foodbank ahead of our Sky Bet Championship clash against West Bromwich Albion.
The donations came as at this time of year, in what should be a period of celebration and joy. However, demand for support heightens from those in crisis. Some families may have to make incredibly difficult decisions between eating and heating - a decision no-one should have to make.
Alongside fans, players and staff, Club partners also contributed to the cause with online donations, including the likes of DX Logistics, Juratek, Burrows Motor Company.
With the financial contribution to be donated, the food given will provide 696 meals across the Barnsley Borough this Christmas.
Reds in the Community Chief Executive, Paul France said: “This is a really positive start to the campaign and I would like to thank those that have donated so far. There have been some fantastic instances of both players and supporters coming forward to really make a significant difference this Christmas.
“The onus is now on us to make this a regular feature at a matchday. Over the coming weeks we will reach out to supporter groups for volunteers and assistance in spreading our message as far and as wide as possible.”
Barnsley FC Chief Executive, Khaled El-Ahmad, added: “I am proud of the difference the Barnsley FC family has made over the last weeks. As a Club, we have a responsibility to our local community and the uptake in this campaign from players, supporters, staff and partners is highly commendable.
“Over the coming months, the project will continue to grow and I sincerely hope that Barnsley Football Club can play a significant role in overcoming hunger in our region.”
Whilst details of the next collection are yet to be confirmed, those who wish to contribute still can HERE.