Spennymoor Town FC is organising its third annual food bank collection to take place ahead of its home National League North match against Kidderminster on Saturday 1st December.
The club raised £245 in cash last season as well as collecting several boxes of food.
Club officials will take donations on the gate on the day and are asking everyone to check cupboards for food donations to help raise even more this year.
They are appealing for festive items such as Christmas puddings, chocolates, biscuits and selection boxes for children, along with staples such as tea, coffee, sugar, rice, cereals, pasta, sauces, tinned food, bottles of pop and fruit juice that can be distributed before the holiday season.
During the 2017-18 season 1,332,952 food parcels were distributed by food banks’ nationally, with 484,000 being sent to children. The number of parcels distributed overall showed a 13 percent increase over the previous year.
Mike Rowcroft, Head of Supporter Engagement, said: “We are delighted to be able to help support the food bank again this year.
“As a community-based club, we are always looking for ways to build that communal spirit in the town, especially so at this time of year.
“I would just like to thank everyone in advance for their generosity and look forward to seeing everyone at the Brewery Field on 1st December.”
Managing Director Tony Wilson urged the community to get behind the scheme. He said: “We are calling on the well renowned local community spirit to support the food bank request to help as stocks are low.
“I am confident that the community will once again come together to help the less fortunate at this time of year.”