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Town's Unsold Pies Delivered to Salvation Army for Homeless
Tuesday, 5th Dec 2017 13:53

Town have launched a new initiative which will see any unsold pies and and pasties from Portman Road home games delivered to the Salvation Army’s Lyndon House resettlement centre for homeless men.

The arrangement was in place for the first time following Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Nottingham Forest with hundreds of pounds worth of food delivered to the Fore Street-based facility.

“It just makes sense to do this,” Town stadium manager Greg Pillinger told the club site.

Blues defender Tommy Smith pictured with Tim Claydon (Centerplate), Richard Morphew (Hawk Express) and Martin Selby from (Lyndon House, Salvation Army)

“Our matchday caterers, Centerplate, agreed to the idea straightaway and we have the help of Hawk Express Taxis in taking the food to Lyndon House.

“We obviously have food hygiene rules to adhere to and we have had support from the Environmental Health Officer (EHO) from Ipswich Borough Council.

“It worked really well on Saturday, with pies, pasties and sausage rolls all delivered to the Salvation Army and we will continue to do the same over the rest of the season.”


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Burwell_Blue added 14:03 - Dec 5
Those guys are presumably having a hard enough time of it already without having to eat that.

chrisswailes added 14:07 - Dec 5
Poor ba*tards.

Sporall added 14:12 - Dec 5
Negativity on a story like this? Get a grip.

Steve_ITFC_Sweden added 14:13 - Dec 5
I thought the pies were supposed to be pretty good? But having bankrupted myself for a ticket, I have rarely bought the over-priced stuff inside the ground, so I can't speak first-hand. I do know the tea at PR tastes absolutely ghastly. Never touch it with a barge pole. Can never understand why people are so keen to get down there before the half-time whistle goes.

jayceee added 14:18 - Dec 5
Another good town initiative. Well done.

LuciBlue added 14:20 - Dec 5
Because women don't eat pastry...

chrisswailes added 14:28 - Dec 5
Ha Sporall, it is a joke. Of course this is a great thing the club are doing, that should almost go without saying.. The pies however, are hard, dry and cold during match day! God knows what they will be like 4 hours later...

Wickets added 14:57 - Dec 5
No need to sing" Who eat all the pies " anymore as we now know.

blueblood66 added 15:28 - Dec 5
Great stuff, wEll done ITFC

hoppy added 16:22 - Dec 5
This is a great use of the unsold pies - well done to whoever sorted this out.
The Portman Pies are really good. The only disappointing one I've had was the Sheffield Wednesday game I think it was, or whichever one recently they had the season ticket offer for, as the ones in Legends shrunk considerably from their usual size to the ones I think they sell on the concourse, which was a bit more of the hard/dry variety mentioned above. Usually the ones in Legends are at least twice the size of those.
I'm sure the homeless that will be receiving them won't be worrying about things like that though, and will be grateful to have them. Well done Town.

RaymondovicBlue added 16:52 - Dec 5
Any gesture is a positive move, so we'll done all, but this costs ITFC nothing so hardly justifies the publicity? How about working with the homeless charity to offer the free use of one of the many empty seats for the homeless men and women (also costs ITFC nothing) and also GIVE each person a free HOT and FRESH pie , washed down with a hot drink too? .... At cost price this is also not a massive give away, but ANOTHER positive step up from giving excess food waste away.

I'd happily donate towards that if Marcus can't afford it😉

Scuzzer added 17:02 - Dec 5
After coming back to his seat at half time on Saturday my son says " It's a shambles down there, hardly got anything ready or have sold out very quickly...they need to provide more and if there is any left over take them to the homeless persons unit." How weird is that?

pragmatic added 19:29 - Dec 5
yet More negativity from now boring idiots!

blueboy1981 added 19:30 - Dec 5
Great gesture - keep it up ITFC. Let's hope they have some 'left over' shall we ?

Proof of the Pie is always in the eating.

blueboy1981 added 19:32 - Dec 5
....... who's the NEGATIVE one ...... pragmatic ? - all you continually do is criticise fellow supporters who have a different opinion to yourself. Get a grip.

ipswich134 added 21:26 - Dec 5
I think different opinions are fine but what poor b****** is a negative comment not an opinion.

HARRY10 added 23:57 - Dec 5
What a novel new sign above the 'pie stall'

Taking the food from a tramps mouth

Currie10 added 03:17 - Dec 6
“It just makes sense to do this,”

While a good move and completely no point in food wastage, the club really need to think more about economics / stocktake / supply and demand.

I wonder just how many they will have to give away!?

lightingblue added 07:14 - Dec 6
Can the homeless paint at all? Turnstiles need redoing!!
All jokes aside, it a great idea, when you consider there are hell of a lot of people in a hell of a worse situation than ourselves I.e go without food or sick, this helps eliminate food wastage that we are great at doing. It’s criminal, the amount of food we throw away generally in the modern world. Anything to help the more needy is always a positive.

hoppy added 07:37 - Dec 6
Is Martin Selby just ‘far away’ in that picture?

bobble added 08:03 - Dec 6
what about the unsold beer ?

chrisswailes added 10:47 - Dec 6
ipswich134 added 21:26 - Dec 5
I think different opinions are fine but what poor b****** is a negative comment not an opinion.

It's a joke friend. Perhaps 'poor' was the wrong word to use given the context - it wasn't deliberate.

Portwoman added 12:39 - Dec 6
Excellent initiative and I applaud those who came up with this. I assume they were previously simply thrown away? I abhor food waste but I suppose it's a necessary evil in the restaurant business.

blueM3 added 13:33 - Dec 6
Pretty much every half time in the upper sir Alf there are no pies left. So I don't know what they are intending to donate that's over!?

runningout added 16:36 - Dec 6
some people struggle with humour by the looks of it. You need lots of it supporting the mighty Town :-)

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