GENEROUS QPR supporters, staff and players donated more than 200 kilograms of food - as well as £2,000 - to Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank at Christmas time.
The club announced before Rangers’ final match before Christmas Day, against Charlton Athletic on Saturday 21st December, that it would be encouraging fans to donate what they could on the day of the game.
The response was overwhelming, with the weight of food donated being around five times as much as that for a normal home fixture.
H&F Foodbank have experienced an unprecedented demand for food in the last 18 months and in the last financial year they gave out parcels containing enough food to prepare 120,000 meals.
Saba Hassan, Hub Manager at Hammersmith & Fulham Foodbank, said: “QPR’s support for our work is greatly appreciated and has had a significant impact on our ability to help the thousands of people who visit the foodbank each year.
“Demand for the foodbank in Hammersmith & Fulham remains high and we cannot provide these vital services to the local community without the club’s support.
“We cannot thank QPR enough for all of the ways in which they have already supported the work of the foodbank during the last year.”
As well as the huge amount of food donated, over £2,000 was collected from QPR fans - £1,500 of which came from one hospitality client.
QPR in the Community Trust CEO Andy Evans has extended his thanks to everyone who was able to help the foodbank this Christmas.
He said: “QPR supporters have always bought into the club’s community work and schemes - this is another fantastic example of that.
“Our fans should be proud of the difference they helped to make to local families this Christmas and on behalf of the Club and Trust I’d like to thank them for their generosity.
“I’d also like to thank any Charlton fans who donated to the foodbank. Charlton, like us, do a brilliant job in supporting their local area.”