With demand for emergency food provision more than doubling in 12 months, Mustard Tree Food Bank Store was looking seriously depleted and at risk of running out of food altogether. But then fans of FC United Manchester came to the rescue!
FC United, through its fan based social media outlet, set last Saturday’s home game against Ilkeston as opportunity for its fans to bring food and fill a Mustard Tree van with this much needed emergency provision.
Adrian Nottingham, CEO of Mustard Tree, “Once again we are grateful for the support of FC united and its generous fans. In January of this year we supplied emergency food parcels to 211 clients and their families through our Food Banks in Ancoats and Eccles Precinct; which is more than double what was required in January 2012. This big collection on Saturday has given a vitally needed boost to our food store. We are finding that in these harsh days of recession that the solution to supporting those most in need is coming from lots of ordinary people who generously share what they have. Once again the FC United Manchester fans lead the way… thank you!”
After tirelessly sorting through the items, we can confirm that we received six weeks worth of food which has been added to our food store. Again, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the fans of FC United Manchester!