Football fans will be given the opportunity to make a difference to a local food bank during the remaining home games at Vale Park.
The Port Vale Foundation will have a number of Food Collection wheelie bins, which have been donated by Stoke-on-Trent based Brown Recycling Limited, dotted around Vale Park on a home match day and fans are encouraged to check social media prior to the game for the location of these.
The Food Collections will continue the partnership with Staffordshire Police and local businessman Jason Powner, following the successful Christmas Toy Appeal.
Jason, known locally as SkinJase, started his own food bank 7 years ago from the back of his tattoo studio in Smallthorne said “I know when I was growing up we didn’t have food banks. We struggled as a family, so I know how it feels and what it’s like. So for me to give a little back, it’s just great to be able to do that.”
Port Vale Football Club has announced that the fixture vs Salford City on 1st February 2020 will be the first fixture where the food collection points will operate.
Head of Community at Port Vale, Tom Sherratt said “It’s great that we’re able to strengthen our partnership with Staffordshire Police and Jason and to be able to work closely together for the remainder of the season to benefit the community. We’re hoping fans of all clubs, not just Port Vale will find good use of the collection bins and make it part of their match day routine to make a donation”
The items that are being requested are Tinned Food, Cereals and Long Life Milk & Juice but any food with a long expiry date will be greatly received.
If you require any more information, please email Foundation.Trust@Port-Vale.co.uk