Charlton and Gills fans able to donate non-perishable food at The Valley on December 22.
Charlton Athletic has joined forces with Fans For Foodbanks and, in the run-up to Christmas, Gills supporters will be able to donate non-perishable food at The Valley on Saturday December 22.
The items collected by Fans For Foodbanks will be given to Greenwich Foodbank, who operate eight foodbanks in the borough, and are in desperate need during the busy and often difficult Christmas period.
Last year, Greenwich Foodbank fed 7,505 people and this year it looks like numbers could be as much as 20 per cent higher, meaning a constant supply of food is crucial.
Alan Robinson of Greenwich Foodbank said: “We are very excited by this initiative. We know that fans care deeply about our community and to partner with them to explore a new source of food at a time when demand is increasing gives us confidence for the future.”
What is a non-perishable food?
Non-perishable foods have a long shelf life and don't require refrigeration. Examples include cereals, rice, long life milk or canned meat or fish. The current urgent needs are shown on the website https://greenwich.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/.