Grecians support local communityExeter City supporters had contributed a tremendous 113.3kg of goods to Exeter Foodbank by the end of March 2015 – and donations continue to come in.
The initiative to help out the Exeter Foodbank was driven by Exeter City Supporters’ Trust. A collection point was set up for back-to-back home games against AFC Wimbledon and Stevenage in March, and City fans in their numbers brought along non-perishable goods. A huge 'thank you' goes to everyone that has supported this cause.
The collection was kicked off by the Exeter City squad, who made the first donation to the cause ahead of the fixtures.
Exeter Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust, the UK’s largest food bank provider, and during the 2013-14 financial year Exeter Foodbank provided food and necessities to 4,775 people. As of 2012, the South West was the most area of the country which relied most heavily on food banks.
After an excellent showing of generosity from the local community, a permanent collection point was established at Reception at St James Park. City fans continue to support members of their community.
So if you’re ever coming through to the stadium, including on non-matchdays, you would be welcome to leave items at the drop-off point where they will be collected regularly by Exeter Foodbank.
Priority items at the moment are:
• Basic toiletries
• Milk (UHT semi-skimmed)
• Instant coffee
• Meat meals (tins)
• Potatoes (tins/instant)
• Vegetables (tins)
• Tomatoes (tins/cartons)
• Noodle/pasta snacks
• Fruit (tins)
• Rice pudding (tins)
• Custard (tins/cartons)
• Sponge puddings