THE Kidderminster Harriers Independent Supporters Trust joined forces with the football Club to support members of the local community by collecting for the local food bank.

The Kidderminster Foodbank supports those who have been identified as ‘in crisis’ and are issued with a voucher which can exchanged for three days’ supply of emergency food.

KHIST organised collection points at the turnstiles at the Kidderminster Harriers football ground to receive donations for the worthy cause, which resulted in 197kgs of food donated, including Christmas items, as well as money to support the charity.

KHIST and the Kidderminster Foodbank were overwhelmed by the generosity of the supports in their desire to help those in the local community that had fallen upon hard times.

The efforts culminated in a formal handover to the food bank after the game on Saturday, December 20.

Geoff Coles, chairman of KHIST, said: “I was delighted to be involved in this joint initiative with Kidderminster Harriers Football Club.

“The generosity of those who donated was truly amazing and I cannot thank them enough for their kind heartedness.”

Maureen Lewis, Kidderminster Foodbank project manager, said the collection at the football ground was fantastic.