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9 November 2012

Bring a spare tin on Saturday

Over 100kg of non-perishable food has kindly been donated by Millwall's playing staff and supporters already this season to help Peckham Foodbank meet the increasing need for emergency food in the local area. This Saturday, and every other home game at The Den this season, will see the Peckham Foodbank collecting again by the Blue Bus before kick-off for our home game with Derby County. 
Players including James Henry, Jimmy Abdou, Therry Racon, Chris Wood, Paul Robinson along with members of staff at The Den and training ground have all done their bit and donated a few items of non-perishable food.  
Peckham Foodbank, which is hosted by the Southwark based charity Pecan, has fed over 1,000 people since April 2012 and saw a sharp increase in numbers of families turning to them for help over the summer, so the food donation from Millwall couldn’t have come at a better time.  
Winter is the busiest time of year for foodbanks as the finances of people on the breadline are further stretched by the additional cost of heating.  
If you are able to bring along a spare tin or two of the following it would be most gratefully received: Tinned meat, UHT Milk, Sugar (500g), Fruit Juice (carton), Soup, Pasta Sauces, Sponge Pudding (tinned), Tomatoes (tinned), Cereals , Rice Pudding (tinned), Tea Bags/Instant Coffee, Instant Mash Potato, Rice, Vegetables (tinned), Fruit (tinned), Biscuits or Snack Bars.  
Items not needed at the moment: Baked Beans and Pasta. 
Don't forget that the Peckham Foodbank will be collecting by the Blue Bus before kick-off this Saturday, and every other home game at The Den this season. 

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