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Foodbank Promo PicBurnley FC Supporters Groups and Up the Clarets, in conjunction with Burnley Community Kitchen, are launching Clarets for Foodbanks which will see supporters manning the bins to collect much needed food items.

The Clarets for Foodbanks initiative will be rolled out from the upcoming Liverpool fixture on Saturday 31st August.

The Burnley Community Kitchen, located in Burnley town centre, is inclusive of the town’s foodbank, a community café and a teaching kitchen and aims to deliver positive change to the people of Burnley, using food as the catalyst. Since its opening, the Burnley Community Kitchen has fed over 900 people, including almost 300 children.

Tony Scholes, spokesman for Burnley FC Supporters Groups, said: “Burnley FC Supporters Groups and Up the Clarets have recently become aware of the vital work being done by Burnley FC in the Community through Burnley Community Kitchen and we felt that we could offer our help in a similar way to supporters groups at other football clubs.

“We hope that Burnley supporters get behind this initiative and that the planned match day collections of much-needed food items will help the Community Kitchen to continue and enhance the support they give to those who are most in need.”

Anita Orchard, Community Kitchen Manager said: “We’re delighted that the Burnley FC Supporters Groups and Up the Clarets have chosen to support our efforts at the foodbank. We are working with some of the neediest people in the town and these donations are vitally important in terms of ensuring we can keep providing that support to people in our community.”

Fans are asked to bring non-perishable donations of the following items:

Tinned meat and fish
Tinned fruit and vegetables
Tinned beans and spaghetti
Tinned or packet soup
Tea and coffee
Long life UHT milk and juice
Dried or tinned pet food
Toiletries / household items

The Burnley Community Kitchen can be found at Unit 83 in the Upper Market Square of Charter Walk Shopping Centre and contacted at communitykitchen@burnleyfc.com or on 01282 448577.

Please keep a look out on match days for the Claret wheelie bins situated around the ground in four locations and any donations you can make will be more than gratefully accepted.

Information and updates on the initiative will be appear on the Up the Clarets website and also the Burnley FC Supporters Groups and Up the Clarets Twitter accounts which can be found at: @burnleyfcsg & @utcdotcom – if you would like further information or would like to get involved with the collections, please email burnleyfcsg@gmail.com

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