Food Bank full of beans after Hungry Horse donation

Mark Fitzsimon at The Hungry Horse
Mark Fitzsimon at The Hungry Horse

A city pub has donated more than 100 tins of beans to a food charity as part of its Euro 2012 celebrations.

The Hungry Horse in Broughton handed the cans over to The Food Bank after pledging to donate one for ever goal scored in the European Championships.

In all, 82 goals were scored in the competition, but generous staff at the restaurant pitched in to bring the total cans donated up to 118.

Mark Fitzsimon, the general manager at The Hungry Horse, which showed every game during Euro 2012, made the ‘goals equals food’ pledge before the tournament kicked-off last month.

Eventually winners Spain gave The Food Bank a boost when they put four past Italy to win the competition last week.

The Food Bank provides city people in economic difficulty with essential food supplies at the time when they need them most, covering the days or sometimes weeks before other parts of the social care infrastructure can come into play.

Mr Fitzsimon said: “We all really enjoyed the Euros at The Hungry Horse.

“But we were also aware that not everyone is as fortunate as we are. Even in an affluent city like Milton Keynes there are still many people living on the breadline.

“Through our donation of a simple can of beans for every goal scored in the tournament we hope that our enjoyment can help those people as well.

“The Food Bank is a fantastic charity and we are really glad to be able to make this donation.”

The Hungry Horse was named as the best family restaurant in Milton Keynes at the inaugural Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards earlier this year.

It beat off competition from the likes of the Harvester, Frankie & Benny’s and Wagamama to lift the award.

The popular pub is open from 11am to 11pm between Monday and Thursday, 11am to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays and 12noon to 10.30pm on Sundays.

For more information about the restaurant people can call 01908 667726 or email