Aberdeen supporters have issued a plea for food bank donations in advance of the club’s match with Hamilton tomorrow.
Fans, including the organisation, Dons Supporters Together, has arranged the initiative before kick-off and people can donate between 11.30am and 2.30pm.
Items collected will be donated to Cfine and distributed to families in need across the city and Aberdeenshire.
Fans are being asked to donate a range of non-perishable items such as tinned meats, vegetables, fruit and soup. UHT milk, pasta sauces, tea, coffee, sugar, cereal and biscuits will also be accepted.
As well as these items, pasta, rice, condiments, stock and animal food/treats will be suitable donations.
Organisers have added they would also be grateful for any domestic products, including washing powder, toilet rolls and toiletries.
The collection point will be outside the Supporter Engagement Team portakabin at the concourse of the Richard Donald Stand.
Dons supporter and one of the event organisers, Aleen Shinnie said: “We live in an amazing city full of wonderful people and it is an extremely sad fact that people in Aberdeen and the surrounding area are finding themselves relying on food bank donations more and more.
“As supporters, we thought if everyone could bring a donation, however small, before the match on Saturday, it would make a huge difference to supporting the people who need it most and especially at this time of year.”
Collection volunteers can spend as little as half an hour in an effort to help out, and the aim is to accumulate as many items as possible.
Anyone who is thinking about volunteering on the day should contact Aleen Shinnie on Twitter – @KrankyMum67.
In Aberdeen, 3,819 emergency food packages were handed out during 2018 and the Trussell Trust provided food banks across Scotland with 210,605 three-day emergency food parcels during the same time period.
Dons Supporters Together is determined to spread the festive cheer in what is Aberdeen’s last home match before Christmas.