THE Rangers Charity Foundation is inviting fans to help our local foodbank tackle poverty and hunger in south-west Glasgow, by bringing groceries to Rangers’ next home match on Sunday 6th October against Hamilton at Ibrox.

This year, the Foundation will be assisting Glasgow South West Foodbank, which aims to combat poverty and hunger by providing nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people.

The Foundation has organised a food collection point to take place in the Fan Zone, where supporters will be able to drop non-perishable items off from 12pm until kick-off at 3pm.

The South West Foodbank welcomes all kinds of non-perishable food items, but would be particularly pleased to receive donations of tinned meat, fish, fruit and vegetables, long-life milk, diluting juice, toilet rolls and sanitary products, as well as tea and coffee. Since the 1st April 2019, the Foodbank has shared over 6,200 food parcels with people in need in the south-west of Glasgow.

This season, the Foundation has also donated £10,000 to the Glasgow South West Foodbank, which will support both staffing and food costs.

Foodbank Treasurer, Ian McGregor, said: “It can be a scary job being a foodbank treasurer as funding can be precarious for us, so I am relieved and we are all very grateful for the generous donation of £10,000 coming from the Rangers Charity Foundation.

“This will enable us to extend the horizon for being able to pay our wonderful and totally indispensable sole employee, Claire, as well as being able to buy food, to top up any phenomenal donations we receive on Sunday from Rangers fans. Thank you!”

Rangers Charity Foundation Director, Connal Cochrane, added: “The Foundation is delighted to be able to facilitate another foodbank collection at Ibrox, supporting people who live right at the heart of our community.

“Over the last four seasons, Rangers fans have generously donated over 6.3 tonnes via our collections and we hope that this year, which is being held one day before the start of ‘Challenge Poverty Week’, will be the biggest yet!

“We’re also proud to have donated £10,000 to the Foodbank and we hope that this will make a positive and lasting difference.”

If you would like to help, but are not attending the game, the Foundation will accept food donations to its offices at Argyle House, Ibrox Stadium, during office hours between now and 5pm on Friday 4th October.

If you have any questions please contact the Foundation on 0141 580 8775 or e-mail [email protected].

To find out more about Glasgow South West Foodbank, visit: glasgowsw.foodbank.org.uk To find out more about Challenge Poverty Week, visit: www.challengepoverty.net.

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