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4 October 2012

Peckham Foodbank collection this Saturday

Over 90kg of non-perishable food was kindly donated by Millwall's playing staff and supporters before our last home game with Brighton 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.
Lions skipper Paul Robinson along with team-mates including Therry Racon, James Henry, Jimmy Abdou and goalkeeping coach Kevin Pressman were just some of the playing and management staff to donate a few items of non-perishable food prior to the Brighton match.
Robbo said: "It is good to be able to help local people in need in such a simple way. Millwall fans have always been tremendously generous and the players are happy to do their bit too by bringing food items along to The Den at home games.
Hopefully the Peckham Foodbank will be able to support more families through our small contribution."
The 90 kilos of food kindly donated at the Brighton game was enough to provide three days of emergency food to eight local families in crisis.
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.
Peckham Foodbank Coordinator Felicia Boshorin said: "Peckham Foodbank is delighted to be partnering Millwall FC on this brilliant initiative to help feed people in crisis locally.
We’ve seen a huge increase in demand for emergency food over the last year, and especially over the summer, so we need urgently need more food donations.
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.
The extra food from the club couldn’t have come at a better time. Millwall players and fans have been so generous and we’re very grateful to them for supporting us in this way."
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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