As the SkyBet League 2 fixture and Port Vale and the "Bring a Tin" Foodbank Appeal approaches, two groups of Shrimps players volunteered at Morecambe Food Bank on Tuesday morning.
Barry Roche, Steven Old, James Sinclair, Andrew Fleming, Andrew Tutte and Josef Yarney helped out at the sorting unit on White Lund while Sam Lavelle, Liam Mandeville, Garry Thompson, Rhys Oates and Jordan Cranston filled in for a broken lift at the distribution centre.
Roche, Old, Sinclair, Fleming, Tutte and Yarney unloaded fresh donations, weighed them in and sorted into food categories ready to be transported for distribution at West End Community Centre.
Lavelle, Mandeville, Thompson, Oates and Cranston chipped in with some labouring, with the lift at the Community Centre out of action. The group shifted the crates from the first floor down to the ground floor ready to be handed out.
Shrimps boss Jim Bentley said: “My hat goes off to all the volunteers for all the work they do down at the local food bank.
“They do outstanding work and as a football club we like to play our part in the community so it’s been great to help out and we’ll be looking to do more over the coming weeks.’'
Fans are reminded to make sure they Bring a Tin to the game and help the Morecambe Bay Food Bank appeal.
Items particularly wanted are:
• Fruit Juice
• Long Life Milk
• Instant Mash Potato
• Sponge Puddings
• Wrapped Biscuits
• Pasta Sauce
• Soap and shower gel
• Loo Roll
• Toothbrushes and toothpaste
• Feminine hygiene items
• Baby milk
If you can't make the game you can drop items off at the club reception from Monday, December 3rd.