AFC UNITY have agreed a deal with Sheffield’s S2 Foodbank as they continue their Football for Food campaign.
The campaign was initially launched in 2015 and has so far collected 908kg of food which has been distributed to local foodbanks.
AFC Unity, an award-winning socially progressive, independent women's football club which utilises the sport for positive social change and remaining linked to – and active in – the local community, kick off their season next weekend where the first Football for Food collection will take place.
Club director Jaimee Reeve said: “The Football for Food campaign is an excellent way for AFC Unity to support the local community. S2 Foodbank are just around the corner from our training and match day facilities and I have seen the positive support they offer to those needing food parcels.
“A nationwide community of football supporters collecting for foodbanks exists and it is fantastic to be part of this at a grassroots level.”
S2 Foodbank co- ordinator Sue Rose added: “I am delighted that AFC Unity Football team have chosen us for their great campaign to fight food poverty; this will provide emergency food for those who are often in crisis.
“The S2 foodbank operates as a springboard to enable people to get back on their own feet.”
AFC Unity play their home games at Sheffield Park Academy.
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