Nottingham Forest gave 3,000 pies to homeless people after match postponement

Pies, pasties and sandwiches were saved from the bin and given to charity Framework after the Tricky Trees’ clash with Reading was rained off on Saturday

Championship football club Nottingham Forest are receiving praise from opposition fans after the club made the most of a postponed match to tackle homelessness and food waste in one go.

Forest’s City Ground pitch was deemed unplayable for Saturday’s match against Reading after a deluge of rain which meant that 3,000 pies, pasties and sandwiches were about to go uneaten.

But rather than letting them go to waste, the club decided to donate the food to local charity Framework, who in turn shared the grub with other homelessness services.

‪Game off but nothing goes to waste 👏‬‪ ‬‪#NFFC CFO Samantha Gordon and Nottingham Forest Community Trust CEO Graham…

Posted by Nottingham Forest on Saturday, October 26, 2019

It’s not the first time the club has supported the charity after one of their games fell victim to the weather and Forest are even hosting Framework’s Sleep Out event next month.

But that hasn’t stopped their latest gesture from receiving plenty of praise from football fans.

Karen Marsh said: “Thank you so much Nottingham Forest . They were greatly appreciated. We shared with other homeless services in Nottingham. Made up for me having to work a full shift here in the hostel instead of starting at 5 after the match!”

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Dave Hunter added: “Excellent, it shows the club is a community club, there for all!”

Forest fan Stephen Moon also said: “Great gesture and I believe that’s not the first time we’ve done it. Sign of a great community club.”

The East Midlands side are by no means the only club to do this – Class of ‘92-supported Salford City also hit the headlines for doing the same last year.

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