QPR set to run matchday foodbank collections

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QPR are set to launch matchday foodbank collections at every weekend home game – starting from tomorrow’s Championship encounter against Luton Town.

Volunteers will be at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium this Saturday to collect donations from supporters at the Family Fan Zone.

The initiative is the latest to see QPR in the Community Trust strengthen its partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank, which relies on public donations to provide emergency food parcels to local people in crisis.

Earlier this week, Hoops defender Angel Rangel visited the foodbank, located just around the corner from stadium, alongside Under 23s players Themis Kefalas and Shiloh Remy.

It Puts Everything Into Perspective…

On the project, Rangel said: “As footballers we have come here and it has helped put into perspective how much these people do for others.

“QPR is a great community club and the location here in Shepherds Bush is great at helping the local area.

“The club being involved can benefit the charity massively and hopefully there will be a good turn out with donations on Saturday at the Family Fan Zone.”

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Steve Howard, manager of the local foodbank, added: “The help Queens Park Rangers can give us by arranging an event on Saturday and throughout the season where fans can bring donations can help contribute to the work we do and benefit the causes we are serving.

“We are really grateful QPR have arranged for fans to bring food along to weekend home games and we will have a team of volunteers on hand who will accept the food and bring it back to the warehouse, sort it and arrange for it to be distributed to the people in the borough who need us.”

All non-perishable donations are welcome although the items which can make most difference are: biscuits, long-life juice, long-life milk, tinned rice pudding, spreads (such as jam, peanut butter, honey), cereal, pasta sauce and toilet roll.

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