As part of our Football For Food campaign, we have formed an official partnership with Sheffield’s S2 Foodbank, with players, supporters, management and even opponents encouraged to bring food donations to Unity’s home games so we can distribute this to local food banks.
AFC Unity’s Football for Food campaign was launched in 2015, with the club so far collecting 908kg of food that has been distributed to local food banks.
AFC Unity Director, Jaimee Reeve, explains “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 nation wide community of football supporters collecting for foodbanks exists and it is fantastic to be part of this at a grassroots level.”
S2 Foodbank coordinator, Sue Rose, commenting on the partnership, said “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 spring board to enable people to get back on their own feet.”
We play our home games at Sheffield Park Academy with our first home game of the season taking place on the 23rd of September, with a 2pm kick off, where our first Football for Food collection for the S2 Foodbank will take place. There will also be coffee available at the game from the Bean Rover.