Celtic Fans In Port Glasgow Break Records With Latest Foodbank Collection

Celtic supporters in Port Glasgow have set a new record by making the biggest community donation of items ever given to Inverclyde Foodbank.

The supporters group PGFB appealed for groceries and other essential food items to be handed in at St Francis’ Church in Port Glasgow over two day in December 2020.

Generous Celtic supporters from the group, who have a large social media page, and other local CSC’s, gave a total of three tons of supplies which have now been transported to Inverclyde Foodbank. The group also donated £300 in cash.

Paul McKee of PGFB told Inverclyde Now: “We felt we needed to help our local community in the fight against poverty.

“I wanted to help people who were struggling in Inverclyde, help Inverclyde’s most vulnerable during one of the hardest years.

“Today we found out we broke the record for the biggest ever food collection in Inverclyde which was an amazing achievement.”

The foodbank team wrote a letter of thanks to PGFB saying: “We can confirm that your donation is the biggest we’ve had on a single occasion from a community group.”

The weight of the items given added up to 3,053 kilograms.

Congratulations to the group and Celtic supporters in Port Glasgow and Greenock whose generosity has helped those less fortunate and has kept alive the charitable values of Celtic Football Club.

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