Food bank donations welcome at Saturday's game

Tuesday 10 December 2019

Newcastle Falcons are collecting items for the Phoenix Food Bank at this Saturday's Championship Cup clash with Jersey Reds.

Phoenix Food Bank is based in North Tyneside, with the club collecting food and toiletries.

Suggested items include dried pasta, rice, long life milk, tea bags, sugar, biscuits, crisps, toiletries and the following tinned foods: beans, spaghetti, tomatoes, soup, meat and gravy, corned beef, chopped pork, potatoes, fruit, custard and rice pudding. We would also welcome donations of children’s toys.

Drop-off points will be in place outside the East Stand club shop and outside the south entrance to the West Stand concourse, while donations can also be dropped off in our club shop in the week leading up to the game.

The Phoenix Food Bank was set up in 2013 by the Phoenix Detached Youth Project, a charity operating in an area that falls within the top 1.6% for deprivation in England.

Mike Burgess, manager of the Phoenix Detached Youth Project, said: "We see food parcels as a short-term solution which allows us to then work on a long-term solution to help people to break out of the cycle of poverty.

"We are proud to have links with the Falcons Community Foundation who have introduced some of the key beliefs of rugby into young people’s lives by encouraging them to take up the sport.”

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