Saints Fans Collect 2290 meals for Renfrewshire Foodbank

Supporters of St Mirren provided an incredible 961.44kg of food at a foodbank collection before last Saturday’s match against Livingston – enough for 2,290 meals for people in need in Renfrewshire. 
In the generous bid to help feed those less fortunate in the Renfrewshire area, both sets of fans donated the food – along with St Mirren players and staff, after the Renfrewshire foodbank put together a list of items that is was particularly short on.
In response to the overwhelming effort from the fans, the Renfrewshire Foodbank wrote a letter to St Mirren supporters thanking them for the collection as the number of people needing help from the local foodbank continues to increase.
Elizabeth Alexander, Project Manager of the Renfrewshire Foodbank said: “Please pass on our thanks to St Mirren fans, management team and players for the wonderful donation of 961.44kg of food which is 2,290 meals for people in crisis in Renfrewshire.
"This comes at a time when we are about to see the already large number of people who need our help increase further with the roll out of Universal Credit in Renfrewshire." 
The successful food collection has not been the first to have been organised by fans of the club and due to its success and the success of previous food collections before it, it won’t be the last thanks to the kind hearted Buddies that help to support the initiative.
To learn more about the Renfrewshire Foodbank and the work that they do please visit www.renfrewshire.foodbank.org.uk.Supporters of St Mirren provided an incredible 961.44kg of food at a foodbank collection before last Saturday’s match against Livingston – enough for 2,290 meals for people in need in Renfrewshire. 
In the generous bid to help feed those less fortunate in the Renfrewshire area, both sets of fans donated the food – along with St Mirren players and staff, after the Renfrewshire foodbank put together a list of items that is was particularly short on.
In response to the overwhelming effort from the fans, the Renfrewshire Foodbank wrote a letter to St Mirren supporters thanking them for the collection as the number of people needing help from the local foodbank continues to increase.
Elizabeth Alexander, Project Manager of the Renfrewshire Foodbank said: “Please pass on our thanks to St Mirren fans, management team and players for the wonderful donation of 961.44kg of food which is 2,290 meals for people in crisis in Renfrewshire.
"This comes at a time when we are about to see the already large number of people who need our help increase further with the roll out of Universal Credit in Renfrewshire." 
The successful food collection has not been the first to have been organised by fans of the club and due to its success and the success of previous food collections before it, it won’t be the last thanks to the kind hearted Buddies that help to support the initiative.
To learn more about the Renfrewshire Foodbank and the work that they do please visit www.renfrewshire.foodbank.org.uk.