We’re thrilled to announce our exciting collaboration with TikTok star Max McCann, who is joining forces with BFCitC and Burnley FC to create an unforgettable event. Our mission is simple yet powerful: to gather the most food donations in a single day, right at the heart of the football stadium.
Mark your calendars for Saturday 18th November 2023, as we invite our local community to Turf Moor to help fill our Fanzone with donations. Our goal is to make this the largest food donation event in the country, packed with exciting family activities.
Our Foodbank Manager, Nathan Norris, shared with us what this collaboration means to our charity. He said, “A few weeks ago, Max reached out to us with an idea for a UK tour involving visits to football clubs. Max had contacted numerous football clubs across the country, but we were the only ones to respond, and we’re incredibly grateful we did!
We rely heavily on donations, and unfortunately, we’ve seen a significant drop in recent months. This is largely attributed to rising costs; even we feel the strain of increased prices. The overall cost of goods has skyrocketed, and if food banks struggle to purchase essential items, the general public will undoubtedly face similar challenges.
With Max’s support and this fantastic event, we aim to collect over 25,550 food items in one day which will significantly boost the level of assistance we can provide to those in need!”
After spending 10 hours on the road last week to visit the foodbank, Max said “I was truly inspired by the incredible work that the Burnley FC in the Community Foodbank does, it extends far beyond just being a food bank. They are a lifeline for their local community, especially those facing food insecurity and hardship.
I’m thrilled to announce my partnership with Burnley in the Community and Burnley FC, it is going to be an unforgettable event!”.
We’re really excited about the future and what we can achieve working with Max. We’re incredibly grateful for his support, as well as Burnley FC’s. For the latest updates, please follow @BFCitCFoodbank and @mealswithmax on Instagram.