The KCOM Stadium at night.
The KCOM Stadium at night.

Rugby fans in Hull donate 78 trays of food to local communities

Rugby league fans in Hull are being asked to donate food to help local communities this summer.

An impressive 78 trays of non-perishable food items were donated at two matches in April.

Now food collections will take place at Hull KR’s match on Friday 6 September and Hull FC’s match on Saturday 17 August.

Fans are being urged to bring along one item such as long-life milk and fruit juice, cordials, pasta, rice, tinned meat and vegetables, toiletries and sanitary wear.

Councillor Stephen Brady, Leader of Hull City Council, said: “I’m delighted with the response we had earlier in the year and I’d like to thank those who donated. As always, it’s great to see the city pull together to make a difference to local communities.

“I hope rugby league fans can extend their generosity again as we aim for every fan to bring along one item of non-perishable food.”

Food donated by rugby league fans in Hull at two matches this year.

Food can be handed over at fan hubs at Craven Park on Friday 6 September when Hull KR play the London Broncos.

Donations can also be made at the KCOM Stadium’s Dugout Bar on Saturday 17 August, when Hull FC takes on Salford Red Devils, and at the Hull and Proud Festival in West Park on the same day.

Hull FC chief executive James Clark said: “Our fans have a proud history of community involvement and bringing along one item to the match is an act of kindness that will benefit local people.”

Mike Smith, CEO of Hull KR said: “We are asking every Hull KR supporter who can donate to bring one item. Put together, these donations will make a real difference to those families who are going through tough times.”

 

This Teaming up for Families project is an element of the Teaming up for Health initiative which includes Hull KR, Hull FC, Hull Clinical Commissioning Group and Public Health Hull and works with organisations across the city to use rugby league to engage people in positive health and wellbeing activities.

Linda Conway of FairShare said: “Following the donations received, we were able to give out food parcels to those families who need it the most via 10 local primary schools. These donations will have made a massive difference to children and families in the more deprived areas of Hull.”