Rovers players and staff have held their own collection for Doncaster Foodbank after being inspired by a supporter-led campaign.
DRFCFans4Foodbanks have set up a collection point at the Keepmoat Stadium on matchdays, which prompted a collection among the players.
The Rovers Academy scholars organised the collection, and were tasked with ensuring the first-team players and coaches got their donations in before Christmas.
Players from the Academy and their families also made donations, as did support staff based at the Cantley Park training ground.
Academy head of education Tony Morton said: “The players have really responded, with the scholars taking the lead in organising the collection as part of the community action they need to do for their NCS course with the Club Doncaster Foundation.
“We saw what the supporters were doing, and decided we wanted to do our bit. In fact, a number of the first-team players have asked us to continue the collections beyond Christmas so we will keep bringing items in to try and help those less fortunate.”
DRFCFans4Foodbanks are a fans-led group staging collections at Rovers matchdays, based outside the Belle Vue Bar from two hours prior to kick-off. They will accept donations of food or money, which are handed on to Doncaster Foodbank.
Rovers are next back in action at the Keepmoat Stadium when they host Northampton Town on Boxing Day. Tickets are available from the Club Doncaster Box Office on 01302 762576 or tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk.