Musselburgh Windsor Football Club is kicking off a twice-yearly collection for East Lothian Foodbank.

The club has supported the Tranent-based foodbank in the past and recently collected 332kgs of goods, which equates to 61 three-day food parcels – the equivalent of 549 meals.

John Hood, club treasurer, said: “They specifically appealed for tins of potatoes, vegetables, meat, fish and fruit, and also long-life milk. Really any non-perishable food was donated, including pasta and rice.

“We plan to do another in March/April next year and turn it into a regular twice-yearly collection.”

Peter Dicker, foodbank manager, said the donations given by Musselburgh Windsor – one of the oldest youth football clubs in Scotland – were “fantastic”.

First opened in October 2012 as a direct response to local need to tackle food poverty, the foodbank fed 4,945 people last year.