THE Partick Thistle Charitable Trust (PTCT) has been providing over 100 meals a day from the Maryhill club's stadium to support the local community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The charity organisation linked to the Jags focuses on community outreach initiatives in the north of Glasgow, with the PTCT delivering meals daily from Firhill as part of the Glasgow City Council-funded Holiday Hunger programme.

"It's in the DNA of the Trust to support our communities but never has that been more important than it is right now," said Paul Kelly, manager of Partick Thistle Charitable Trust.

"We're pleased to have been able to help, since Monday, with the delivery of 100 daily meals from the stadium to local homes, as part of the Holiday Hunger programme in partnership with Glasgow City Council

"PTCT are grateful to both Partick Thistle FC and NG Homes for their support with this initiative which will grow to 200 households a day by next week."

Gerry Britton, chief executive of Partick Thistle, added: "As soon as football was postponed and the stadium closed, we made the offer to our friends at PTCT that Firhill was available for their use to support any community projects where it could be of help. 

"Everyone at Partick Thistle is delighted that Firhill is now being used to ensure vulnerable and elderly people in our surrounding communities are supported during this challenging period."