Hull FC fans are being asked to extend their generosity by donating one non-perishable item at Saturday’s match against Salford Red Devils, following the success of the previous collections.
Collections were held at the Hull Derby back in April, where over 78 trays of food were kindly donated by supporters.
Leader of Hull City Council, Councillor Stephen Brady said: “I’m delighted with the response we had earlier in the year and I’d like to thank those who donated. As always, it’s great to see the city pull together to make a difference to local communities.
“I hope Rugby League fans can extend their generosity again as we aim for every fan to bring along one item of non-perishable food.”
Linda Conway from FairShare said: “Following the donations received we were able to give out food parcels to those families who need it the most, via ten local primary schools. These donations will have made a massive difference to children and families in the more deprived areas of Hull.”
Further food collections will be taking place at Hull FC’s match on Saturday. Fans are asked to bring along one non-perishable item such as long life milk and fruit juice, cordials, pasta, rice, tinned meat and vegetables, toiletries and sanitary wear.
Collection points for donations will be located in the Dugout Bar at the KCOM Stadium, and in the West Park Fan Park.
This Teaming up for Families project is an element of the Teaming up for Health initiative which includes Hull Kingston Rovers, Hull FC, Hull Clinical Commissioning Group and Public Health Hull and works with organisations across the city to use rugby league to engage people in positive health and well-being activities.