Following the success of the last collection at the start of the New Year, The Foundation is again supporting Wimbledon Foodbank by organising a food collection at the home game against Sunderland on Sat 25th August 2018.
The Foodbank approached the club and Foundation a few weeks ago with an urgent request for help as its food stocks were low at a peak period of demand over the six week holiday period. Foundation staff will be manning a collection point outside the back bar by the inflatable and urge any supporters who can help the appeal to bring any items on the day between 12.30pm – 2.30pm to support Wimbledon Foodbank provide a vital service to local families in need.
All non-perishable food items will be accepted including the following items:
* Pasta sauce
* Tinned meat
* Tinned vegetables
* Tinned fruit
Foundation Director Philip Rudling added:
“This was a direct request from the Foodbank who the club has worked with closely for several years – they approached us as they know we have been able to effectively support their project after the last successful collection in March. Summer food poverty is a big issue for local families in need in our local area and we hope club supporters can be as generous as always.”
For further information contact us at the Foundation office on 02089745712.
About Wimbledon Foodbank
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of Foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK. https://wimbledon.foodbank.org.uk/
The Foodbank is based in the High Path area of Wimbledon and works to support local families in need.
“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”