In the lead up to Christmas, Hitchin Town Football Club, in partnership with North Herts FM, will be running a food collection point for Letchworth Foodbank from Top Field, on match days, to collect food donations for those in need of support.
Letchworth Foodbank, run by the Trussell Trust, was started in October 2012 and has three distribution centres in Letchworth, Hitchin and Baldock. These centres are open twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00 to 12:00. They use a system where clients are referred to the Foodbank by organisations who are best placed to access their needs such as housing associations, schools, medical practices, Job Centre, Citizens Advice Bureau etc.
Between April 2017 and March 2018, Letchworth Foodbank distributed 33 tonnes of food, helping to feed 3319 local clients, including 1623 children. So as you can see this is an incredibly valuable service offered to our local community – but they need your support.
In the five weeks leading up to Christmas 2018 the foodbank will be providing Christmas food parcels for local individuals and families in crisis, and require the following:
- Tinned Ham
- Christmas Pudding
- Christmas Cake
- Box of Biscuits
- Children’s Selection Box
- Box of Chocolates
- Large Bars of Chocolate (150/200g)
- Snacks and nibbles
- Christmas Crackers
Hitchin Town Football Club are encouraging supporters to bring food donations for Letchworth Food Bank to Top Field on the following dates:
- Sat 24 Nov 2018 – Home to Coalville Town
- Wed 28 Nov 2018 – Home to Hemel Hempstead Town
- Sat 01 Dec 2018 – Home to Barwell
- Sat 15 Dec 2018 – Home to Halesowen Town
A collection point will be located at the ground where the food can be dropped off.
Alternatively, food can be taken to any of the Letchworth Foodbank collection points. A full list of collection points and opening times can be found on their website by clicking here.
Letchworth Foodbank Distribution Centres are located at:
Mrs Howard Memorial Hall
Norton Way South
Letchworth SG6 1NX
Our Lady’s Scout Hall
Church of Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew
16 Nightingale Road
Hitchin SG5 1QS
St Mary’s Church Hall
Baldock SG7 5AE