ALMOST 300kg of items were donated by football fans last week as Barnsley faced West Brom at Oakwell.

Donations for the Barnsley Foodbank Partnership were made at the Championship tie in a joint collection by the club and Reds in the Community.

Alongside the fans, players and staff, club partners also contributed to online donations which saw more than £1,600 raised.

Tinned foods, biscuits, pasta and rice will provide 696 meals for Barnsley residents this Christmas.

Paul France, Reds in the Community’s chief executive, said: “This is a really positive start to the campaign and I would like to thank those that have donated so far.

“There have been some fantastic instances of both players and supporters coming forward to really make a significant difference this Christmas.

“The onus is now on us to make this a regular feature at a matchday.

“Over the coming weeks we will reach out to supporter groups for volunteers and assistance in spreading our message as far and as wide as possible.”