URGENT – Food Bank Appeal

Date: 05 April 2022

Hoppers Mini/Juniors are launching an Urgent Food Bank Collection this weekend in response to an appeal by the Preston Salvation Army.

This campaign, in response to a desperate appeal from our local Salvation Army branch, will hope to emulate the previous extremely successful collections. Due to unprecedented demand for the food bank services combined with a drop-off in donations, the Preston Salvation Food Bank shelves are empty.  We are calling on the whole Hoppers family to responding to this urgent appeal to replenish food bank stocks.

Captain Dominic Eaton, who runs The Salvation Army centre in Preston, said the shelves had been looking “very bare” due to the cost of living crisis. “We have seen referrals increase in the first quarter of this year and at the same time the donations that we would usually have expected to see have decreased.” 

See the Salvation Army Appeal  on the BBC news website.

You are invited to bring a selection of the following items to the club on Sunday 10th April, and is extended to everyone associated with Hoppers and the surrounding community.

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

The hut, on the rear car park, will be open from 10am to 3pm on Sunday to accept donations.

As an alternative cash donations can be made by following the link below.


Many thanks.

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