QPR’s players and staff are showing their support for Saturday’s foodbank donations.
Members of the R’s squad will be bringing non-perishable foods to training this week and their donations will be presented to volunteers from Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank when Rangers host Charlton Athletic on Saturday.
The club have been working closely with H&F Foodbank since September and, last week, announced that it would be asking fans to donate what they can on Saturday at what is Rangers’ final match before Christmas.
Full-back Angel Rangel has been a long-term supporter of helping those in need of food, stretching back to his days as a Swansea City player. He said he and his QPR teammates wanted to get behind the donation drive, having discussed it in the dressing room at the training ground.
He said: “As a person and as a club, we want to help the community and to help people in need. That is very important and the foodbanks is something that has been going on now for more than ten years, and their importance has grown.
“You can see how big an impact they are having and as a club we want to be a part of this to do what we can to help people in our community.
“It’s great to see that both QPR and Charlton will be making contributions when we play each other on 21st December because this isn’t about one team or another team, it is about everyone doing their bit.
“Hopefully we will see more and more clubs doing this in the future, which will mean food banks can help more people who need that assistance.”
QPR fans can donate to H&F Foodbank on every home matchday, as well as online, and you can find out more about the club’s local foodbank by clicking HERE.
More than 10,000 people have been fed by H&F Foodbank so far in 2019 – over 1,000 more than this time last year – and the demand for food donations only increases at Christmas time.
To find out more about Saturday’s donation drive, please click HERE.