Celtic foodbank collection plea for Kilmarnock match

By Connor Gordon

September 18, 2019

Celtic are holding a foodbank collection before this weekend’s match against Kilmarnock.

The club’s charity arm the Celtic FC foundation are calling on as many fans as possible to get involved.

Fan groups and the charity host many of these donation days before matches which are always packed out.

Any fan that can grab a tin is welcome to donate to the needy in Scotland.

Celtic announce Kilmarnock match food drive

The charity ethos the club was founded upon in 1887 still lives on to this day.

Brother Walfrid is responsible for starting Celtic’s charitable roots. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

A wide number of charity events still take place backed by the club as well as supporters groups.

This Sunday is no different as Kilmarnock take on the Hoops at 1pm at Parkhead.

Charity Chief Executive Tony Hamilton is calling on any fan to make a donation, if they can.

He told the Evening Times: “There are countless demands on people’s time and money at the moment but collecting food for families who would otherwise go hungry is hugely important.

Celtic fans can donate before Kilmarnock game on Sunday afternoon. (Photo by Mark Runnacles – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

“We are all very grateful for your support in this initiative and for supporting all of the other things that Celtic FC Foundation does throughout the year. Thank you very much for your help.”

Other charity events kick off this year

This weekend’s food collection isn’t the only club charity event going on this year.

Last month, the charity foundation announced another sleep out even happening at Celtic Park.

Brave fans will sleep overnight in the Glasgow November cold for charity. (Photo by Mark Runnacles – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Fans will raise money in order to stay overnight as Parkhead braving the cold with nothing more than a blanket.

The sleep out even is one that’s been going on for years and is growing in popularity.

So much so that another event will be held this year in London to get more supporters involved.

Those who want to take part must raise £130 in order to qualify, so get those hands in your pockets.