01 Mar

March 1, 2017

Dundee United will be hosting a food bank collection ahead of the table top clash between United and Hibs on Friday 10 March (7.45pm).

In partnership with United for All, Taught by Muhammad and Dundee Foodbank, collection points will be open at the following locations:

Bottom of Eddie Thompson Stand ramp

Entrance to George Fox Stand

Entrance to Jim McLean Fair Play Stand (away fans)

Supporters are asked to donate non-perishable items if they can, including:

Breakfast Cereal

UHT Milk

Coffee & Tea

Tinned meat & vegetables

Tinned puddings

Tinned fruit


Tinned Soups

Dried Pasta & Pasta Sauce


A spokesman for Dundee United said; “We are delighted to host the event and be in partnership with Dundee Foodbank and Taught by Muhammad through United for All. It is an important game for the Club as we challenge Hibs at the top of the Ladbrokes Championship and there will be a large crowd, which should ensure the collection is a great success.”

Rizwan Rafik, operations manager at Taught by Muhammad, said: “It is the first time we have come together with the Trussell Trust Foodbank for anything like this, but when United for All approached us about it, we thought it was a brilliant idea.

“It seems an excellent way to maximise our work and the number of collections we receive as well as raising awareness. Our primary aim is community engagement and coming together — and this fits in perfectly with that.”

Ken Linton, the manager of the Dundee Foodbank, said: “This joint venture is a great opportunity for all of us but in particular the food banks.

“It shows the people of Dundee are all working for one cause regardless of your religion or anything else. If it goes well then I would hope it leads to an ongoing partnership, it seems like a perfect place to do it.”

A spokesman for United for All said: “ This project encompasses many of the aims of United for All. It is fantastic to have this at such a big game, and we look forward to working with Taught by Muhammad and the Dundee Foodbank at Tannadice Park. Dundee United hosting the event will raise awareness of the fantastic work of Foodbanks also.

“There will be a large attendance on the night, and this should make the event a massive success which can make such a difference to so many lives.”