Newport County AFC Food Bank

Representatives from Newport County AFC donated a range of food items to the Stow Park Community Centre food bank on Thursday afternoon.

Chairman Gavin Foxall was joined by Director Kelly Anderson, captain Joss Labadie, defender Mickey Demetriou and SLO & Office Assistant Donna Linton as they delivered the products to the food bank.

The club donated a wide range of food - including canned foods, pasta, soups and chocolate selection boxes - which was purchased at Tesco in Spytty, to support some of the city's most vulnerable people.

Exiles home shirts and scarves were also wrapped and donated to the food bank for disadvantaged children in the lead up to the festive period.

Long-standing Newport County AFC supporter, Jim Drewett also supported the initiative by purchasing food items with money that was donated by fellow Exiles supporters.


The Newport-based food bank, like hundreds of others across the UK, has felt the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and experienced a large rise in people using their services this year.

Newport County AFC Chairman, Gavin Foxall, said: “As a football club, we want to put ourselves at the heart of the community, so we’re proud to be supporting the great work being carried out in our city. 

“We hope the donations can help people through a difficult period, particularly this year because of the pandemic.

“We’re very grateful for the fantastic work that they carry out here and they should be very proud of it.”