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- Press & News | Football For Foodbanks
catch up with The latest news and press from our football for foodbanks groups across the UK. It's not all about winning when it comes to football - Tessa Allingham meets a community group that offer an inclusive and charitable way to play. Read More >>> Waitrose Weekly 27 July 2023 Pitching In To Tackle Food Poverty A weekly kickabout in Milton Keynes is providing more than just exercise and fun - it is also bringing in donations to a food bank. Football for Foodbanks began in Sheffield and is spreading to other cities such as Milton Keynes. Any surplus money from players' fees is donated to the MK Food Bank. Read More >>> BBC 18 June 2023 Milton Keynes football group tackles the cost of living Almost 2,000 members, £20,000 and immeasurably more food donated. This is the result of amateur footballers coming together to play to raise money for local foodbanks. Read More >>> The Yorkshire Post 13 March 2023 How friendly games are supporting Yorkshire's most in need A community initiative founded in Sheffield that co-ordinates accessible inclusive football matches and donates profits to local foodbanks, is celebrating after receiving £10,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund. Read More >>> Yorkshire Live 19 March 2023 Sheffield football group bringing community together to tackle food poverty gets funding boost The football community is no stranger to banding together for a good cause. The friendly league Football for Foodbanks embodies this ethos. Founded in Sheffield by Matty Cassell, its donations amount to several thousands of pounds – a “stand’s worth” of bags of food – and hundreds of sanitary products to food banks and other charities. Read More >>> The Guardian 12 March 2023 Football on a mission: the friendly league that offers a safe place and feeds the needy It’s 5.59pm on a Monday evening and I am staring at Facebook, mouse poised over the refresh button. When the clock ticks to 6pm I click and a post appears: “Hillsborough sign-ups, 19 needed.” I type “In” and hit return. This weekly ritual is played out by footballers across Sheffield, desperate to reserve their spot in a thriving casual setup that raises around £1,500 per month for a good cause. Read More >>> When Saturday Comes 15 February 2023 Football for Foodbanks As the country reels from the escalating cost of living crisis, I wanted to focus today’s blog on a more uplifting story. One that is all about solidarity, collaboration and the well-known global unifier that is football! Read More >>> MK Food Bank 20 March 2023 Working together to welcome refugees Football for Foodbanks (FFF) will launch in the town next month, overseen by Jack Emmens and his girlfriend Amy Calpin. FFF, which started in Sheffield last year, invites residents to enjoy the beautiful game and make vital donations to local foodbanks. Read More >>> Derbyshire Times 12 August 2021 Couple launch Football for Foodbanks initiative in Chesterfield A group called Football for Foodbanks is hosting 6-a side-football matches and supporting Manchester foodbanks. The group, which caters to both men and women, aims to make the activity accessible for all, regardless of ability. Read More >>> The Northern Quota 10 June 2021 South Manchester group Football for Foodbanks is fighting food poverty with 6-a-side football A Sheffield charity has announced that it will be expanding to Manchester later this month – less than a year after it was founded. Read More >>> Sheffield Wire 7 May 2021 Football for Foodbanks: popular Sheffield charity to expand to Manchester Football for Foodbanks provides a vital boost to food banks during a time where more people are relying on them than ever. The Trussell Trust reported that between April and March 2020, a record 1.9 million people in Britain needed to access their food banks. Among these, 700,000 were children. Read More >>> Sheffield Wire 20 April 2021 Football for Foodbanks: The social enterprise using football as a force for good COVID-19 has all but decimated the economy, leaving many people out of work and struggling financially. As a result, foodbank use across the country is increasing, with The Trussell Trust forecasting a 61% increase in food parcels needed this winter. With tough times ahead, a group of local football fans are doing their bit to help the city’s foodbanks prepare. We spoke to Matty, the founder of Football For Foodbanks to hear more about it. Read More >>> The Steel City Standard 7 October 2020 Football For Foodbanks: Kick About To Help Out Discover Interested in the FFF Story? Find out how we started
- Who We Support | Football For Foodbanks
Despite supporting local food banks and tackling food poverty being our primary goal, there are still a whole load of other causes close to our hearts. Mental Health Charities, LGBTQ+ inclusive football teams, Charities fighting Period Poverty and Refugee Charities are just some of the other organisations we are proud to support. In the Press OTHER ORGANISATIONS WE SUPPORT Between April 2022 and March 2023, 760,000 people used a food bank for the first time. - THE TRUSSELL TRUST Play football, support food banks Our slogan is simple, “Play Football, Support Food Banks” and if you join us, that’s exactly what you'll be doing. Around £1 of your match fee goes straight to food banks, either in the form of cash or physical donations. Sadly, the number of food banks in the UK continues to grow, which means they need our support more than ever. food banks we support 93% of organisations reported an increase in the need for their services since the start of 2022. - THE HOUSE OF COMMONS LIBRARY Let's Go! Join the FFF Community Find a match near you organisations we collaborate with