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Football club donate all their food to homeless shelter after game called off

Salford City FC joint managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley Credit: MEN Syndication

Salford City FC bosses made sure no food from the club’s postponed clash with Tamworth was wasted – by donating it all to a homeless shelter.

The Ammies were forced to call off their home game less than 90 minutes before kick-off because of a frozen pitch.

Joint-managers Anthony Johnson and Bernard Morley were adamant that the large amount of food prepared for the fans did not go to waste and they quickly got in their car to take it to a homeless shelter in Manchester.

The donation of food on the way to help the homeless Credit: MEN Syndication

The donation included 150 pies, four containers of leek and potato soup and 40 cheesecakes.

The heartwarming gesture was filmed by club staff and touched a chord with fans after it was posted on their website and social media accounts.

Club bosses said they have been preparing for a situation like this for some time and wanted to make sure the food went to a good cause.

We wanted to share the good feeling that we have at the club and it’s great to be able to help people.

We had already been speaking to a few homeless charities and have a list of them in case something ever happened like this and we have a lot of leftover food.

It’s the first time that we’ve been able to do it. They were really happy. It’s all going to be used today.

There are people that go there in the evening for tea and it will save staff the trouble of have to rely on other donations when they have got a huge amount like that.

They are really pleased with what they have got. It’s fantastic.

– Salford City FC

The Salford City FC pitch was initially inspected at 10am on Saturday and the game was expected to go ahead.

However the referee called off the match at 1.40pm due to a frozen pitch.

Salford City fans were instead treated to an open training session and a chance to take pictures.

Supporters have taken to social media to praise the club’s generosity.

Kyle Trenka posted on Twitter: “This is a class act! Great job turning a negative into a positive!”

Luke Ealden wrote: “What a great gesture, very well done to all involved.”

Terry Langford said: “That a wonderful gesture well done guys.”