Supporters provided an incredible 1,026.19kg of food at a foodbank collection

Supporters provided an incredible 1,026.19kg of food at a foodbank collection before our recent home match against Dundee in the Ladbrokes Premiership.

The donations will provide 2,443 meals for people in need in Renfrewshire. 

In the generous bid to help feed those less fortunate in the Renfrewshire area, both sets of fans donated the food - along with St Mirren players and staff, after the Renfrewshire foodbank put together a list of items that is was particularly short on.

In response to the overwhelming effort from the fans, the Renfrewshire Foodbank wrote a letter to St Mirren supporters thanking them for the collection as the number of people needing help from the local foodbank continues to increase.

Elizabeth Alexander, Project Manager of the Renfrewshire Foodbank said: "2018/19 has been another very busy year. 

"So far we have provided food for 9,358 people - 2,567 of which are children.

"We could not do this without the help of the community. This coming year will be challenging as more and more people in our community are left without money for food while they wait six weeks to receive their first payment of the welfare benefit, Universal credit."

"Our wonderful volunteers continue to work very hard to ensure donations are collected and sorted, parcels are made up and that people receive the food they need for themselves and their families and, crucially, support to get back on their feet.

"Thank you once again for everything you are doing to help those in our community struggling with hunger." 

To learn more about the Renfrewshire Foodbank and the work that they do please visit www.renfrewshire.foodbank.org.uk.