A FOODBANK collection will be made at Barnsley’s home fixture against Reading next month.

The club, Reds in the Community and the Barnsley Foodbank Partnership will once again join forces for their fourth collection after the international break.

Reds in the Community chief executive officer, Paul France, is encouraging fans to bring along one or two items so they can smash their combined effort from the first three appeals.

“This will be the fourth Reds Against Hunger collection held at Oakwell Stadium, and we hope to make this one the biggest so far.

“We launched the campaign just before Christmas to help support those in need over the festive period.

“We have so far collected 548.5kg of food, which equates to providing 1,306 meals to people in need.

“If every supporter coming to the match against Reading would bring one or two items each, we would comfortably beat the combined total for the first three collections.

“That is our aim because sadly, that is the scale of the need.

“Please help to spread the message and encourage al Reds to bring along a few tins of food.

“It will make a huge difference to another Red in Barnsley.”

Fans are asked to bring some of the following items to the game to support the cause - long-life milk, dilute, rice, custard, tinned fish, tinned potatoes, jam, rice pudding, toothpaste, tooth brushes and shampoo.