Motherwell launch food bank drive for Celtic visit in October

By Euan Davidson

September 23, 2021

Motherwell are using the visit of Celtic on the 16th of October for a food bank collection outside Fir Park.

The North Lanarkshire club await the Bhoys for what is typically a cracker of a tie between the Steelmen and the Hoops. However, there’s an extra incentive for fans to get along to Fir Park for the crucial league clash.

Launched on Motherwell’s website, the campaign aims to alleviate food poverty in the midst of difficult circumstances, brought on by the pandemic. Additionally, changes to National Insurance [BBC] and utility prices could make things harder for many families across Scotland this winter.

That’s why these kinds of campaigns are more important than ever. Celtic, especially the travelling support and the Green Brigade, have launched similar initiatives. The club’s charity wing, the Celtic FC Foundation, have also been at the forefront of food distribution efforts in Glasgow.

Motherwell announced [MFC]:

“We’re collecting items on the day of the game for the Lanarkshire Community Food Partnership and the Motherwell Food Bank.

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“We are asking all fans to bring what they can to support this important cause, so that those in need can receive a food parcel to help.”

The club’s Chief Executive, Alan Burrows, added [MFC]:

“It is crucial that we continue to try and help people in need in our local community.

“We are all too aware of the need for assistance that many in our local area have. With many still feeling the impact of the pandemic, on top of other factors, it is important that we all step up to give what we can.

“We hope that fans of both clubs will step up and help us collect as much as possible.”

Both Motherwell and Celtic fans can do some good ahead of potentially excellent clash with food bank collection

Suffice it to say, there’s plenty of incentive for Motherwell fans at the moment. Under Graham Alexander, the Steelmen have shown some impressive form so far this season.

Currently, they sit 4th in the table, having won 3 of their 6 games, losing just once.

So, Motherwell will be looking for a win for their team, and their local food bank, all in the one afternoon.

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Celtic, meanwhile, seem the perfect club to pick for this. There’s the obvious reason: the club will have plenty of away supporters, for one. With the considerable traffic heading to the game, there’s more likelihood folk will drop a donation off in front of Fir Park.

But between the fans [Glasgow Times], and the club itself [STV], the spirit of charity is embedded into the fabric of Celtic. With winter fast approaching and a variety of factors hitting families and individuals hard, food bank donations are always important. Especially now, though.

If you’re heading to Fir Park on the 16th of October, the Motherwell website has a list of items to bring with you.

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